The Altshuller Institute

for TRIZ Studies

Updated: 18 July 2017


Dear TRIZ Colleagues,

    Toru NakagawaPhoto-UST-Nakagawa-130927

         Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin University

"TRIZ Home Page in Japan" has been updated on Jun. 21 and Jul. 19 (dated Jul. 18) in English and in Japanese pages.


[1] Introductions of Individual Papers of ETRIA TFC 2016: (Toru Nakagawa)

  1. Patent Studies (1 Paper)
  2. Applications to Soft & Non-technical Areas (7 Papers)

     *** This finishes introduction all the 50 TFC2016 papers!!

[2] Letters from Readers(May - Jul. 2017)

[3] Photo Album: Baby Swallows at My Home (Toru Nakagawa)


[1] Conference Report (31) - Papers F and G:

   Personal Report of ETRIA TFC 2016: Introductions of Individual Papers: (Toru Nakagawa)

   Introductions of the papers presented at TFC2016 are written by Toru Nakagawa in English.

  •  marks are highly recommended.

[1F] F. Patent Studies (1 Paper)

   F1. ● Enhancing Patent Portfolio Using TRIZ Workshops:
Frank Zeihsel, Christian M. Thurnes, Jan Schulze (Germany)

[1G] G. Applications to Soft & Non-technical Areas (7 papers)  

                  (G1-G2: posted on Jun. 21; G3-G7 on Jul. 18, 2017).

G1. ● Opportunities for integrating TRIZ and systematic innovation tools into large scale Agile software development
Teemu Toivonen (Finland)

G2. TRIZ potential for IT projects:
Monika Wozniak (Poland)

G3.● Developing Growth Portfolio with TRIZ Structures:
Michael Ohler, Philip Samuel, et al. (Germany & USA)

G4.● Structured activation of vertex entropy (SAVE): another way around creative problem solving for non-technical applications :
Stelian Brad (Romania)

G5.● TRIZ to support creation of innovative shared value business initiatives:
Stelian Brad (Romania)

G6. Conceptual framework for marketing communication management with a qualitative and system-oriented approach:
Joanna Kijewska, Marek Golinski (Poland)

G7.● TRIZ/CrePS approach to the social problems of poverty: 'Liberty vs. Love’ is found the Principal Contradiction of the Human Culture:
Toru Nakagawa (Japan)  

[2] TRIZ Forum: Letters from Readers(May - Jul. 2017)

[English page ] Yuri Borgianni (Italy), Michael Orloff (Germany), Monika Wozniak (Poland), Simon Dewulf (Australia)

In relation to my introductions of ETRIA TFC2016 individual papers (Categories A through G), I received a number of communications.

Especially M. Wozniak explains her thoughts on IT project management and TRIZ, as a discussion to my introduction (G2). She contributed 2 photos of an interesting flower she saw in Croatia.

  1. Orloff introduces his method 'Meta-Algorithm of Invention (MAI T-R-I-Z)' for TRIZ education.

[Japanese page] Tsunehisa Maekawa, Tadasuke Mizutani, Mikio Fukumura, Toru Nakagawa

Maekawa writes his experience of talking with elementary school teachers how to explain children to be creative.

Mizutani, an expert of the KJ method, writes his impression about this Web site.

Fukumura asks me about TRIZ activities in Taiwan, and I reply him briefly.

[3] Forum: Photo Album: Baby Swallows at My Home (Photo and Edit: Toru Nakagawa)

Under the eaves of my home at Kashiwa, located about 25 km north-east of Tokyo city center, a pair of swallows came back to the old nest after an interval of about 10 years and raised 4 youngsters.  

Birth on Jun. 9, growing quickly in 15 days, and left the nest on Jun. 24.

I took their photos every day.

An album of 22 photos are posted both in PDF and in HTML. You may click the small images to see the enlarged photos.

A JPEG image of 4 selected photos are attached below.

Swallows Toru.860

Best wishes,



Dear TRIZ Colleagues,

From : Toru Nakagawa, Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin University 


"TRIZ Home Page in Japan" has been updated last night

   (dated Apr. 25) in English and in Japanese.

[1] TRIZ News --  Japan TRIZ Symposium: Sept. 1 - 2, 2016 in Tokyo.

[2] ICSI 2016: Jul. 20-22, 2016, in Lisbon, Portugal.

     MATRIZ TRIZfest-2016: Jul. 28-30, 2016 in Beijing, China. ETRIA TFC 2016: Oct. 24- 29, 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland.

       ETRIA TFC2015 Proceedings containing all the presentations are publicized.

[3] "The Rising TRIZ Generation" in Malaysia (MyTRIZ)

[4] Letters from Readers (Hugo Sanchez, Tan Eng Hoo, Shahid S. A. Arshad, Luo lingling) + 4 Japanese readers

PS: Change in my email address for sending, but no change in my receiving address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



[1] TRIZ News in Japan

   Japan TRIZ Society (JTS) is going to hold 12th TRIZ Symposium in Japan on Sept. 1 - 2, 2016 in Tokyo.

   Japan Creativity Society (JCS) is going to hold its 38th Annual Conference on Nov. 5-6, 2016 in Okinawa


[2] TRIZ News Outside Japan ( Apr. 7, 2016) ICSI 2016 is to be held on Jul. 20-22, 2016, in Lisbon, Portugal.

   MATRIZ TRIZfest-2016 Conference and related events will be held on Jul. 28 - 30, 2016 in Beijing, China.

   ETRIA TRIZ Future Conference 2016 will be held on Oct. 24 - 29, 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland.

       ETRIA TFC2015 Proceedings containing all the presentations are publicized.


[3] TRIZ Activities:

   "The Rising TRIZ Generation" in Malaysia, Tan Eng Hoo (Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association), Activity Report, Feb. 4, 2016

   This is a splendid report of of the MyTRIZ activity where all the 31 members of Pioneers Class 2015 achieved

   to pass the Level 3 Practitioner Certificate of the International TRIZ Association (MATRIZ).

   Here you see the young, energetic, well-prepared, and systematic activities of acquiring TRIZ in Malaysia !!

   The report is shown in its original PDF and also in HTML for your easier access.  


[4] TRIZ Forum: Letters from Readers(Mar., Apr. 2016

  [4A] English page:

     Hugo Sanchez (Nicaragua), Toru Nakagawa, Tan Eng Hoo (Malaysia), Shahid S. A. Arshad (Australia), Luo Lingling (China)

   H. Sanchez asked me how to access the English edition of the Fuda-Yose Tool, so I revised the relevant English pages in this site.

   He responded "All received and it is crystal clear for me now". A month later, he sent us a message "I am using Fuda-Yose

   method as an exceptional tool to summarize books. Clear and simple.

   By sure, there are more fields to apply it." Tan Eng Hoo, on my request, sent me their report of "The Rising TRIZ Generation" for sharing, as you see [3].

   Shahid Arshad suggested me to make a page of introducing Fujita's "The Low-living Elderly" book;

   you see it now in the page, posted on Mar. 30. Luo L.L., seeing it, wrote me that the same issue is important also in China.

  [4B] Japanese page:

   Teiichiro Ogawa, Toru Nakagawa, Kiyohisa Nishiyama, Akihiro Katahira, Fumiko Sasama T. Ogawa suggests the importance of working, in some form,

   even after the formal retirement.

   Nakagawa suggested an improvement of the Fuda-Yose Tool, and Akihiro Katahira is going to post its revised version soon.

   K. Nishiyama communicated with me about his attendance at TRIZCON2016.

   F. Sasama sent me her thoughts on my discussion on the 82 customer reviews of Fujita's book in the Amazon site.


   *** I am very grateful to all these communications and encouragement from readers overseas and in Japan.


Please visit our website for more information about these Innovation and TRIZ  topics.

Best wishes always,

Toru Nakagawa


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