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12class Release Event

- On 12class Island -

  • Art Project

12class is a free paper that showcases the way of life on Izu Oshima.
To celebrate the release of Volume 22 of 12class in December, the publishers have organized an event featuring an exhibition, an interview with a special guest, and more.
Volume 22 is the first 12class release in two years, making this a timely opportunity to look back on how the paper has grown, revisit hallmark articles, and rediscover the rich, captivating character of the Izu Oshima life.

Joining the festivities for a special interview is Masafumi Kamada, who works in the editorial office at 0470-, a free paper that focuses on life in the Boso area of Chiba Prefecture. From ideas for framing local appeal to tips on translating the unique personality of a community into the free paper format, Kamada will share a wide variety of valuable wisdom.

The event will also feature a menu of original dishes made with island-grown vegetables, tying into the feature on Izu Oshima farmers in the latest issue of 12class. With the delicious tastes of the island bringing the attendees together, the night will provide a unique chance to hear from a specialist in the field and explore the possibilities of local media.

Event schedule

17:00: Doors open
17:30: Opening address
17:40: Presentation on 12class
18:00: Socializing time/Explanation of the original menu of locally grown vegetable-based dishes (Dinner starts)
18:45: Interview: “Creating local media” (Special guest: Masafumi Kamada)
19:45: Interview wrap-up/Socializing time
20:10: Group pictures
20:30: Event wrap-up


Masafumi Kamada


1,000 yen (Junior high school students and above)
500 yen (Elementary school students and under)
Free for preschoolers
*Including meals


*Reservation required

How to reserve

Please reserve online from here.

Send an e-mail with the subject line “12class release event” to, including your name, the number of participants and contact information.

Friday, December 4 2015

*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential, and used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.


kichi (NPO)




Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), kichi (NPO)