Jury & finalists selected for Asia Students Package Design Competition (ASPaC) 2017

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The Japan Foundation hereby announces the jury members and finalists selected for this year’s Asia Students Package Design Competition (ASPaC), a project co-organized with the ASPaC Association. These persons will take part in the ASPaC Week exchange program to be held December 3-10, 2017.

This year we received around 3,000 entries featuring bold, inspired designs from all across Asia. As a result of our rigorous but exciting prejudging session, we will invite 22 finalists students and 8 judges to attend ASPaC Week.


Rep. of Korea Lee Sook Ja (Ms.) Korea Package Design Association (KPDA)
China Zhuang Jianmin (Mr.) Shanghai Packaging Technology Association (SPTA)
Taiwan Yuan Sihn-Wen (Mr.) Taiwan Package Design Association (TPDA)
Indonesia Imaduddin Muhammad (Mr.) Indonesia Graphic Designer Association (ADGI)
Thailand Somchana Kangwarnjit (Mr.) Thai Package Design Association (ThaiPDA)
Malaysia Gan Siew Siew (Ms.) First City University College
Vietnam Huỳnh Thành Công (Mr.) Rice Creative
Singapore Chua Siok Hua (Ms.) LASALLE College of the Arts


The number of invitees was decided in proportion to the number of entries from each country/region.

Rep. of Korea
Lee Sunghoon (Mr.) Silla University
Kim Ganghyeon (Mr.) Hansung University
Im Soo (Mr.) Kyonggi University
Song Munyeol (Mr.) Mokwon University
Wong Soon-Wey (Ms.) National Taiwan University of Arts
Liao Yu-Ting (Ms.) National Taiwan University of Arts
Lee Xiao-Yu (Ms.) National Taiwan University of Arts
Chen Chih-Hsi (Ms.) National Taiwan University of Arts
Irawan Nadine Putri (Ms.) BINUS North Umbria School of Design
Oei Euodia Louis Setiono (Ms.) BINUS University
Pormajanya Varinthorn (Ms.) Silpakorn University
Opasstarporn Kulanan (Ms.) Silpakorn University
Pongthunyaviriya Pattarawadee (Ms.) King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
Khumton Tharakorn (Mr.) Khonkaen University
Wong Li Wen (Ms.) Dasein Academy of Art
Lê Minh Hoàng (Mr.) RMIT University Vietnam
Chua Ming Hui (Ms.) LASALLE College of the Arts
Rahardja Kelly (Ms.) LASALLE College of the Arts
Yuri Ozaki (Ms.) Osaka Seikei University
Miho Kawazu (Ms.) Kyoto University of Art and Design
Daisuke Noguchi (Mr.) Kuwasawa Design School
Misaki Yoshikawa (Ms.) Tama Art University

ASPaC Week schedule

Event schedule

Package Designer Forum / Award Ceremony / Reception

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:20 am - 8:30 pm (Doors open 10:00 am)
Bunkyo Civic Hall’s Small Hall (2nd floor, Bunkyo Civic Center), 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
  1. (1) 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
    Package Designer Forum “CHALLENGE”― Keynote speeches
    Mr. Yoshio Kato (Japan), Japan Package Design Association (JPDA)
    Mr. Jackson Tan (Singapore), BLACK (creative agency)
    Ms. Orrasa Jirapinyo (Thailand), Thai Package Design Association (ThaiPDA)
  2. (2)2:00 pm
    Panel Discussion:“Future outlook of package design in Asia”
    Speakers listed above
    Mr. Fumi Sasada, Chairman of ASPaC Association
  3. (3)3:30 - 6:00pm
    Award Ceremony
    (announcement of prize and merit award recipients)
  4. (4)7:00 - 8:30 pm
    Venue: Sky Hall (26th floor, Bunkyo Civic Center)
Participation fee:
Free (pre-registration required)
Sign up at the following website.

ASPaC Week 2017 Commemorative JPDA Seminar

Lecture by Mr. Kenya Hara: “The Works of Kenya Hara”

uesday, December 5, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 pm (Doors open 2:20 pm)
Nippon Design Center’s Tokyo Head Office 13th floor, POLYLOGUE, Ginza 4-chome Tower, 4-9-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (reception desk will be on 13th floor)
Participation fee:
JPDA members, 2,500 yen / Non-members, 3,500 yen / Students, 1,000 yen
80 (first-come, first-served)

We’re sorry, but the seminar is already full.

Exhibition schedule

Exhibition in Tokyo

Tuesday December 5, 2017 - Sunday, December 10, 2017
11:00 am - 8:00 pm (to 5:00 pm on last day)
GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi
1st floor, Shin Kokusai Bldg., 3-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Exhibition in Osaka

Monday, January 14, 2018 – Wednesday, January 24, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays)
Heiwa Paper Co.,Ltd.
2-3-23 Minamisenba, Chuo-ku, Osaka

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