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Visit Postal Museum in Tokyo

— Encounter the roots of Postal service in Japan  Meet the charm of the  Postal Museum  I’ve just visited the “Postal Museum” in Kitasenju, Tokyo, near the Tokyo Sky Tree Town recently. The exhibits of the museum have extensively shown … Continue reading

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Visit Photo History Museum of Fujifilm

 Hot Spot showing Camera History      The Fujifilm Co., which known as a film and camera maker, set up a “Photo History Museum” in the company’s showroom of Roppongi, Tokyo.  I happened to visit this museum in the last … Continue reading

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Visit Kamaishi’s “Museum of Iron History”

Explore the root of Japan’s modern making and the history of Kamaishi – 日本の製鉄と釜石「鉄」の歴史を語る博物館「鉄の歴史館」       I came to visit the “Iron History Museum” in Kamaishi just after “Hashino Iron Mine”, the World Heritage. This museum is famous to … Continue reading

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Visit Kamaishi and its heritage of Iron Making site

—– Explore the industrial heritage of Hashino Iron Mining in Kamaishi ―釜石の製鉄所と橋野鉄鉱の見学旅行 ♣  Significance of Hashino Iron Making site       In this June, I took a short trip to Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, to see their steelworks and observe … Continue reading

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Visit Mitsubishi Industrial Museum

— Showcase of Challenging Technology of Mitsubishi HI today 三菱みなとみらい技術館訪問  ―三菱重工の技術挑戦をみるー      I just visited the “Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum”(MMI Museum) located in Yokohama recently. The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is the Japan’s oldest engineering technology company which has … Continue reading

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Visit IHI Ishikawajima Archive

石川島資料館を訪ねる Archive told the fate of Ishikawajima society with IHI industrial development:  What’s Ishikawajima all about      I have visited “Ishikawajima Archive”(石川島資料館) just after observing the IHI’s” i-Muse”. This museum was established by IHI on the purpose to introduce … Continue reading

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Visit the “i-Muse” IHI’s Technology Museum

IHIものづくり館 i-Museを訪ねる―造船から航空機、宇宙機器への挑戦をみる  IHI Shows the challenges of shipbuilding to space equipment business What’s “i-Muse”        IHI (formerly Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries) is one of the industrial enterprises representing Japan. The company is proud of150 year history since its establishment in … Continue reading

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Visit the “Kurofune” and the “Kaikoku” Museum in Shimoda, Izu

     Perry’s Black Ship and Shimoda Treaty which opened the door to Meiji restoration (Series visit to Izu and NRF part 3) 下田の黒船博物館と開国博物館を訪ねる―近代化への道を開いた黒船来航と下田開港―  Memories of  Visit Shimoda      While visiting Nirayama Iron Furnace (NRF), I visited the port city … Continue reading

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Visit the “Egawa Tei ” in Nirayama, Izu

  ( Journey to Nirayama Iron Faunas part 2)  Visit the “Egawa Tei Residence” Archive, highlighting Egawa’s contribution to the defense policy in the Edo period and the construction of NRF Furnace 重要文化財「韮山・江川邸訪問」 ♣  Position of “Egawa Tei” and Egawa … Continue reading

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Visit Nirayama Iron Furnaces as a World Heritage

Japanese first challenge of modern iron making♣ ♣  For the beginning         Recently, I visited the Reverberatory Furnaces in Nirayama, Izu, Shizuoka area. This historic site is one of the Western style iron melting furnaces which have … Continue reading

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