“Let’s make Hemp be the staple crop of Hokkaido!
The goal is 20,000ha in the whole of Hokkaido”
Hokkaido Industrial Hemp Association (HIHA) has carried out various activities such as public awareness and enlightenment, request to the country and Hokkaido, assisting with obtaining a cultivation license and with introducing overseas varieties and so on in order to make Hokkaido be a stronghold of Hemp (Marijuana and Hemp) industry in Japan. At the same time, as the only associate member of EIHA (European Industrial Hemp Association) in Japan, HIHA also has worked on international exchange with the advanced nations in Hemp like Western countries and China.
This time, we will hold the international business conference on industrial Hemp on a full scale in Asahikawa, Hokkaido that is the food base of Japan by getting cooperation from people from inside and outside Japan who we have exchanged until now. Now that the Hemp industry is developing rapidly in the world, we hope that ASACON 2019 will be an opportunity of the development of Hemp industry in our country and that many of you will be able to join us.
Hemp in Japan has been cultivated throughout the country from more than 10,000 years ago as a crop that helps people’s lives. In Hokkaido, the government encouraged hemp and flax cultivation during the Meiji period, and there were more than 80 hemp-spinning factories all over the country. However, in 1948 after the World War II, the Cannabis Control Act was enacted, and hemp cultivation was restricted. Moreover, because of the spread of chemical fibers, the demand for hemp decreased sharply, and now the cultivation area is only 10-odd hectares for a Shinto ritual or traditional hemp fabric. We are aiming at the revival of Hemp that used to be cultivated on a large scale in Hokkaido and the material of the modern hemp spinning industry.
Last year, Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and it gave a big impact to the world. Like this, since the deregulation for hemp has been moved forward overseas, the number of countries and regions that legalize medical or recreational use have been increasing, and the hemp industry has also been developing rapidly. On the other hand, Japan has left behind by the world-wide trend due to the Cannabis Control Act that substantially prohibits cultivation for medical use and even safe harmless industrial use. Like the Edo period when international exchanges except with the Netherland and China were strictly prohibited, Japan is even now sealed off to the outside world on hemp.
We have decided to begin “The Campaign to Re-Open Japan for Hemp” in order to overthrow the present situation of closed Japan. Japan where the population is aging is the promising market for hemp products that is necessary for health and comfortable life. Telling the good points of hemp products to Japanese people, we need the strong campaign to increase the domestic distribution of hemp products by importing them.
ASACON 2019 is the first step of this campaign and the Japan’s first international conference on hemp business on a full scale. With inviting the worldwide hemp companies and prominent hemp researchers and having them introduce hemp products to Japan, it is one of the main purposes of this conference to have overseas understand the fascination of Japanese market.
We endorse “The Campaign to Re-Open Japan for Hemp” and welcome Japanese companies that hope to cooperate with foreign companies expanding the hemp industry/business globally. Please join ASACON 2019, and let’s aim at expanding the Japanese hemp market together!
World-class speakers in Hemp Business & Research will come to Japan!!
Alpha CAT CEO
Olive HempThai CEO
Hemp industries Slovakia /Hemp M&S Austria Managing Director
French by Birth; American by Choice; Ethiopian by Destiny
Her Many Voices Foundation Founder/Vision Holder
Henrys Hempharvester CEO
Farm Operations Manager
Wonder workshop CEO
＊ These speakers may be subject to change.
＊ “Day 2 and Day 3 speakers/programs will be announced after the decision is made.
It is a program of ASACON 2019.
Japanese hemp charm
Purpose of the ASACON2019
Situation of China and Heilongjiang
Hemp new breed development
Regional Revitalization by Vertically Integrated Companies
About the Knowmad institut
World affairs seen from HempTODAY
Hemp fiber and hemp fashion
About the Hemp plastic
Hemp's sustainability society
Development of small agricultural machines for hemp harvesting
About Hemp Architecture in Japan
About Hemp Montgomery
Hemp Recovery in Haiti
International Hemp Architecture Association Initiatives
Japan's CBD Business Situation
Utility of terpenes
Health of Endocannabinoid
CBD clinical research in Japan
Quality and certification of medical cannabis ICCI's efforts
About CBD Products
Regional revitalization by hemp in rural Thailand
ALL DAY Conference language: English. There is simultaneous interpretation for Japanese.
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You are only permitted to exhibit Hemp products that can be imported to Japan.
We are planning to exhibit and sell hemp products of the companies giving a lecture at the special venue of Taisetsu Crystal Hall during 3-day conference. If you would like to display your products at exhibition and sale, please contact ASACON secretariat.
Business exchange meetings are a forum for matching domestic and overseas hemp operators with companies and individuals who wish to enter the hemp business.
Asahikawa City Museum
It is attached to the international conference hall, so you can see it right away.
Asahiyama zoological park and wildlife conservation center
It is one of Japan’s leading zoos that has become famous for its “action exhibit” that shows the natural ecology of animals.
The Asahikawa and Sounkyo area is Hokkaido’s leading hot spring resort.
In Japan, brining in cannabis and possession is prohibited by law.
Thank you for your cooperation.
For inquiries, please contact Hemp Today Japan.
You can apply to participate from the ASACON official website.
Please contact ASACON secretariat.
(firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +81-25-793-7792)
for recruitment of sponsors and participation in exhibitions and sales.