Industries in Japan
Being one of the key players in world's market, Japan prides itself with vibrant and efficient manufacturing industries. It was manufacturing that helped Japan pull through the difficult period following WWII. Now, being in a dominant position within the world marketplace, Japan dedicates much effort and resources in exploring advanced science and technology for future generations.
directions_carSee the Industrial Prowess of Japan
Japan is a country with a vibrant and energetic manufacturing industry. The country’s “monozukuri,” literaly “making of things” in Japanese, is the spirit and driving force behind many manufacturing achievements in Japan. The sincere and serious attitude, the technical power and know how, and the pursuit of perfection in product manufacturing are what makes goods made in Japan so popular around the world. Be it vehicles, home appliances, or musical instruments, if you want something of high quality, products “made in Japan” are defitnitely the ones you want. Come to Japan and get a glimpse of the manufacturing secrets and the spirit behind these high quality products!
local_drinkHigh Quality Food in Japan
Food production and food safety are things that Japanese take particular pride in. Once a predominantly agricultural society, Japan still values food quality and food safety very much. Farmers sell only products that they are proud of, and at the same time comprehensive and stringent protocols and laws regulate how foods are made, processed, tranported, stored and sold. Visit some of the most famous markets and food factories in Japan, see and taste the some of the safest and most delicious food in the world!
computerAn Outlook Towards a Better Future
Aritificial intelligence, computer science and programming, and robotic science and technology. These go beyond just being buzzwords in Japan. They are the future this country is heading towards. Japan is dedicating its resources to the development and innovation of these cutting-edge technologies and to high-tech revolutions, because the country sees science and technology as the key to its future.
See the Japan's Industrial Prowess
Japan is a country with vibrant and innovative manufacturing industry, providing the world with all kinds of high quality products. From vehicles, home appliances, to musical instruments, the words "made in Japan" ensure quality. Visit these places to see the industrial prowess of Japan.
See the History of Cars
Founded in 1937, Toyota is now the world’s largest automobile manufacturer, producing more than 10 million vehicles annually since 2012. Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagakute City. From examples of some of the earliest automobiles which were built in the late 19th century Europe, through to the environmentally friendly hydroelectric-powered cars with futuristic designs, in Toyota Automobile Museum, you may see the past, present and the promising future of automobile.
See the Spirit of Monozukuri in Taisho Ward
Monozukuri, a term that in Japanese literally means “making of things,” actually bears much more meaning than just that. It also connotes technological prowess, know-how, a sincere attitude towards production, and the pursuit of innovation and perfection. It is widely believed in Japan that it is the monozukuri spirit that has led the nation to a dominant position in the world.
YAMAHA Piano Factory Tour
YAMAHA Co. is the largest piano manufacturing company in the world. Established in 1887, YAMAHA Co. is most famous for the musical instruments it makes but it also provides a wide range of other products and services. For music lovers and students learning music in Japan, YAMAHA instruments are with them for every note they play.
Food Safety in Japan
Once a predominently agricultural society, Japanese people still unquestionably value food and their food culture highly. Food safety and food quality are extremely important for farmers, food makers and other food related industries in Japan. To ensure food safety, the food industry has comprehensive systems and protocols that are rigidly followed. See how these are implimented in various food factories and food markets in Japan. We recommend a visit to the Toyosu Market for a tasty trip!
Watch the Seafood Auctions
Visit Toyosu Market and see the seafood and agricultural goods auctions in real life! Previously known as Tsukiji Fish Market, the Toyosu Market is the world’s largest wholesale and seafood market. On the viewing decks, tourists can observe the processes of auctions, warehousing and management of fruits, vegetables and seafood.
Make Cup Noodles of Your Own
Make your own cup noodles here at the Cup Noodles Museum! In addition to learning more about the history of cup noodles, visitors can also make a cup of their own unique noodles at the small factory within the museum. You can pick your own favorite flavors and toppings, while witnessing and experiencing firsthand the stringent food safety protocols at Nissin.
See how the chips are made!
Calbee Inc. is a major Japanese snack company founded in 1949. The secret behind Calbee’s delicious potato chips, shrimp crackers and pea crisps is in the company’s innovative research and development and its excellent quality control. Sign up for Calbee factory tour to see the magical process of making these delicious chips!
An Outlook Toward the Future!
Innovation and the development of the most advanced technology can be seen here in Japan! Science and technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, computer science and programming are the focus of research in institutes. In these reseach centers, students can learn about the coolest scientific developments that allow humans to explore space, to examine the bottom of the sea, to talk to humanoid robots and to imagine a better future!
At the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovaction, there are many different robots, including a lovable robot dog, robots that can interact with people and Asimo, the humanoid robot that can kick a soccer ball. Several robot demonstrations are held every day. These amazing robots show visitors the current state of development in robotic technology and how robots might be used in the future.
Simulations of Submarines and Aircraft
The Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum is divided into four major zones of different themes—land, sea, sky and space—the museum displays interactive exhibits in each zone. There are simulations of aircraft and submarines if you wish to know what it is like to be a pilot or a submariner!
In 2020, computer programming will become a compulsory subject in Japanese elementary schools. TEPIA provides hands-on computer experience for elementary to senior high school students. They can learn how to give commands to a variety of different robots and even try their hand at building their own robots!
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