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Visit the “Industrial Technology Museum” of Nippon Institute of Technology

Explore the roots of development of machine industries in Japan       Last month I visited the “Industrial Technology Museum” in Saitama prefecture in the Nippon Institute of Technology which is widely known for its practical and advanced engineering education. In … Continue reading

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Visit JAXA’s Space Center in Tsukuba and Japan’s space exploration

looking into the history of Japan’s space exploration by visit Space Center-        Recently, one of the great information was brought to Japanese space exploration history. This is a news coverage on the successful landing on of“Hayabusa-2” on … Continue reading

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Visit Toyota Industrial Technology Museum- (2)Automobile Pavilion

Showing Toyota’s historical car-making challenge and its current advanced technology of Toyota cars Outline of Automobile Pavilion        Here, I’ll report on the exhibition of “Automobile Pavilion” in the Toyota Industrial Museum, following the last “Textile Pavilion.”. The … Continue reading

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Visit Toyota Industrial Museum (1) – Textile Pavilion

Exploring the secret of Toyota initiative of textile initiatives               When the meeting being held last year in Nagoya, I have visited the Toyota Museum of Industrial and Technology.  Because I’ve been long interested in … Continue reading

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Visit Suzuki History Museum

 Suzuki’s business development from weaving to bike and towards automobile   I had chance to visit Hamamatsu recently. There we could realize that major world-class motorcycle manufacturers, like Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha,  were all born  and developed around this industrial zone … Continue reading

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Visit Mizuno Printing Museum in Tokyo

—  Insight of the printing history with amazing exhibits        A unique private museum is found near Tsukiji, Tokyo on the printing materials.  So recently I visited this museum as it was just after visiting “Toppan Printing Museum” … Continue reading

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Visit “World Bag and Luggage Museum” of “ACE”

♣- Showing amazing collection of bags and their diversity in the world      Bags are essential goods for travel and expedition for long. So people tried to device  a variety of tools for their social necessity since ancient times.  … Continue reading

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Visit Toppan’s “Printing Museum” in Tokyo

– Explores development of printing world and society in history – ♥  what’s the Printing Museum  The Toppan’s Printing Museum is located in the Koishi-kawa in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. The Museum is famed for displaying the elaborate historic features of … Continue reading

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Visit Noritake Ceramics Museum in Nagoya

— Looking into the artistic endeavor  of Noritake’s ceramic business — For the beginning  Japanese porcelain has been an important export item even before the Edo era. However, Western ceramic tableware was a completely new field, so it was the … Continue reading

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Visit Mikimoto Memorial Hall

 —  Explored the life and works of  a “Pearl King”  Mikimoto Yukichi     In the Pearl Island, there is Mikimoto’s “Memorial Hall” besides the “Pearl Museum”. This Hall is showing the amazing works of Mikimoto Kokichi who has developed Japanese pearl industry.  … Continue reading

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