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The Japan Patent Office JPO Kids Page to be Launched

Commemorating Invention Day on April 18, 2018, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) will launch a new child-friendly website titled “JPO Kids Page” as below to raise children’s awareness of the delight in envisioning, creating and investing new things.

The JPO has been advancing efforts to raise children’s awareness of the delight in envisioning, creating and investing new things through holding a variety of activities including events for children every summer and delivering information, for example in the form of comics that depict inventors’ adventures in a fun and easy-to-understand manner.

On the JPO Kids Page to be launched on the date above, the JPO will present a variety of topics geared towards children, such as the invention of instant cup noodles and music used for TV commercials, as tools for explaining the delight of creating and devising new things. The JPO expects the website to encourage children to enhance their abilities to create new things or solve problems.

The illustration for the website’s top page was provided by Mr. Kaya Tsukiyama, the manga artist. The page has four main topic areas: Common Questions; All About Inventions; Do You Know This Sound?; and Cool Design! User-Friendly Designs! Through this website, the JPO will sequentially add new content to provide additional sources that help children increase their ability to create new things or solve problems.

Comments from Mr. Tsukiyama

I hope that children will get into something they love and have interest in. I expect that this page will provide an opportunity for children to find their passions.

Opening date: April 18, 2018

Outline of the JPO Kids Page

Title of website:
JPO Kids Page
Concept of website:
To provide children with increased ability to create new things or solve problems
Main Topic Areas
Common Questions, All About Inventions, Do You Know This Sound?, and Cool Design! User-Friendly Designs! (This content will be enhanced continually.)

Reference: Outline of Invention Day

On April 18, 1885, the Patent Monopoly Act, the preceding act to the Patent Act, was promulgated. Commemorating this, Japan stipulated the date as Invention Day to raise public awareness of inventions.


Poster for Invention Day in 2018

Release date

April 11, 2018

Division in Charge

Public Relations Office, General Coordination Division, Japan Patent Office

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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