Takashi Asada, urban planner and architect, was born in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, on Saturday, March 19, 1921. He entered the Tokyo Imperial University Faculty of Engineering from the old Matsuyama High School, and joined the Navy in 1943. In 1943, he joined the Navy and was involved in research on Hiroshima immediately after the atomic bombing. After the world war II, he worked as the right-hand man of architect Kenzo Tange. Formed “Metabolism,” a group of designers who led the Osaka World Exposition. He died in 1990 at the age of 69.