A Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory, Fabulous Laboratory) is an open workshop offering digital fabrication (and analog tools as well), with the aim to make "almost" anything, through personal, social, local manufacturing.

Fab9Japan is the 9th annual international Fab Lab forum which gathers fab lab managers, core members, FAB researchers and reflective practitioners from the global Fab Lab network and beyond, for a week of dialogue sessions, hands-on workshops and a one-day symposium offerd by global fablab network.

Photo by Frosti Gíslason

Fab9Japan is hosted by The Social Fabrication Laboratory at Keio University SFC , in conjunction with the Centre for Bits and Atoms at MIT, Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) and the Global Fab Lab Network (including Fab Lab Japan Network), from 21-27 August in Yokohama, Japan.

It is an opportunity for the network to come together and share best practice, as well as plan for the future. To this end, the full meeting is heavily subsidised to allow maximum integration for the diverse countries and cultures involved. Please see application and registration page.





METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)

JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)

City of Yokohama