Kyoto Hemp Forum (also called 世界麻環境フォーラム京都, International Hemp Environmental Forum Kyoto) is a hemp industry event held in Kyoto. The first event was held in July 2016.[1] Featured speakers included Japanese politicians first lady Akie Abe and the Mayor of Kyoto, Daisaku Kadokawa, as well as U.S. activist Chris Conrad and Dutch seed entrepreneur Ben Dronkers.[2][3] The title of Conrad's book Hemp: Lifeline to the Future was also the official theme of the event.[4] Exhibitors at the forum include an Australian hemp seed company whose biggest market is Japan.[5]

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  1. ^ Ashburne, John (July 13, 2016), "Views from Kyoto: What does the future hold for hemp in Japan? – Attendees at the International Hemp Forum, which was held at the Kyoto International Convention Center earlier this month, speak about their hopes for hemp in Japan.", Japan Times
  2. ^ "Japanese First Lady to Headline Inaugural Kyoto Hemp Forum", Hemp Today, June 9, 2016
  3. ^ Ben Dronkers at Kyoto Hemp Forum 2016, Sensi Seeds, July 2, 2016
  4. ^ Conrad, Chris (May 26, 2016), "Kyoto Hemp Forum, July 2016–Hemp: Lifeline to the Future", official blog
  5. ^ Honan, Kim (18 July 2016), "Hemp food producer expecting 400 per cent growth in next 12 months", ABC Rural, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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