Welcome to day 5 of the 2022 Online
World Forum For Motor Museums seminar



Below you can find today’s presentations

Feel free to select the full screen button in the lower right corner of each video


Presentation 16 – English or Japanese:


The Global Appeal of Japanese Cars of the 1980s and 90s

Naruhito Ishii


Car culture is formed by the intersect of market demand, technological innovation and social change. Focusing on the fundamental characteristics of Japanese cars of the 1980s and 90s, Mr. Ishii explores how elements of Japanese car culture gained media presence and global car fan acceptance and, thereafter, this export of Japanese car culture led to its own further transformation as global interpretations of Japanese car trends were imported back to Japan.


Bio: A Journalism graduate (Sophia University), Ishii turned to the automotive press. After publishing different magazines on American customization, tuning, European cars, and other subjects, he became editor-in-chief of the Japanese Magazine Nostalgic Hero which concerns Japanese cars from the 1980s and 1990s. 

Now serving as Editorial Director of Geibunsha (a major magazine and book publisher; advertising/event planner; and internet-related project promoter), Ishii is also an Executive non-nominating member for Japan Car of the Year (COTY).



Mr. Ishii will be receiving questions and comments from the following participants:

Mr. Bob Sliwa, JAPAN

Worked on large-scale projects with major Japanese corporations and government as Advanced Design Director at COBO DESIGN. From 1994-2019, Mr. Sliwa also judged for Japanese Car of the Year (COTY). 

He has written articles in 50+ magazines on Japanese industry, culture, cuisine, and design and author of two best-selling books: How Lexus Became Number One and How Brand Design Can Save Your Company, Brand or Die. 

Furthermore, a prolific visual artist in collage, digital painting, and photography.

Mr. Lance Scott, FRANCE

A Toyota Designer for the past 25 years, Mr. Scott has been involved in a variety of projects, including J120 Land Cruiser Prado original design, show cars, design strategy, new mobility concepts, and, most recently, the AYGO X prologue concept (March 2021). 

A car enthusiast, he is fascinated by the culture and emotion that classic car ownership brings, especially the variety that Japanese cars provide.

Lance owns 1993 MK1 MX5 that, in his spare time, he enjoys driving, renovating, and mildly modifying.

Mr. Ben Hsu, USA

A Los Angeles-based motoring journalist, Mr. Hsu reviews new cars for Autoblog, but Ben’s passion lies with classic cars from Japan. He has authored Classic Japanese Performance Cars (2013) and co-founded Japanese Nostalgic Car (2006), the first and premier U.S. publication devoted to automobiles from Japan. He owns several Japanese cars: Toyota AE86, 1980 Celica Supra, 1983 Cressida, 1971 “Kujira” Crown, J60 and J80 Land Cruisers; a 1997 Lexus SC300, 1974 Mazda RX-4, 1993 RX-7, and a Subaru SVX.


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Japanese video:


Presentation 17:


How OCLC Helps Libraries Share the World’s Knowledge to Fuel Learning, Research, and Innovation

Lisa Adams


OCLC is a non-profit cooperative that provides services, research and expertise to information industry professionals at libraries, museums and archives around the world. For more than 50 years, our members have worked together to create a culture and platform of mutual support. This enables us to do large-scale, future-focused research in order to leverage the latest technology on behalf of libraries and other knowledge institutions. In this presentation you’ll learn more about OCLC’s unique, non-profit, member-driven mission as well as specifics about some of the services offered to our members. These include WorldShare Management Services, a complete set of library management applications and platform services built on a flexible, cloud-based platform. WorldCat Discovery is a unified search experience that helps people navigate research journeys to find and get resources from your library and libraries worldwide. No single library can hold every item its users may need so the Resource Sharing Services lends and borrows resources locally, in groups, and around the world. CONTENTdm builds digital collections with integrated tools that let you manage your archives, create a branded look for your library’s digital collections, and showcase your unique resources in new ways to give researchers better viewing options. Together, we provide shared technology services, research and programs that help organizations meet the needs of their users, while making a significant impact in the communities they serve.


Bio: Lisa Adams earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in Athens, OH, majoring in Business Administration and Communications. Currently, as a Regional Director for OCLC, she manages a team of library service consultants that are responsible for working with libraries, museums, and archives across the U.S. Her areas of responsibility cover metadata management, resource sharing, collection management analysis, and digital asset management,