An IFAI Japan workshop on photovoltaics in fabric was held in Tokyo on Sept. 6, 2010, with 42 members attending. An article on photovoltaics from the January, 2010 issue of Specialty Fabrics Review: “Power Up! Intelligent shading helps save energy” was read. Mr. Shinji Kawahara, General Manager of Konarka Technologies Japan, gave a presentation on the company’s photovoltaic technologies. There were a lot of questions asked by the attendees, which showed their high interest in photovoltaic technology. At the request of members, IFAI Japan will hold the workshop again in Osaka on Nov. 25, 2011.