On-site Research Training (Field Research in Japan)
May 23 and 25, 2019: Fushimi Sake Breweries
Visited Saito Sake Brewing Company and Gekkeikan Okura Museum.
December 17, 2018: Keihanna Open Innovation Center @ KYOTO (KICK)
Visited Keihanna Open Innovation Center @ KYOTO (KICK), Uji Tea Ceremony Hall “Takumi-no Yakata”, and Byodoin Temple.
November 22, 2018: TOYOTA Plant Tour
Visited the TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, also joined the TOYOTA plant tour.
October 8, 2018: Biwako-Sosui (Lake Biwa Canal) Museum and Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall
Visited the Biwako-Sosui (Lake Biwa Canal) Museum, walked along Keage Incline and Canal Branch. And also visited Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall.
June 18, 2018: Mogitori Center Iwao
Visit to an end-of-life vehicle dismantling plant.
June 10, 2018: Organic Farm in Keihoku
Visit to the organic family farm “Tagayashiuta Farm (Singing Paddy Farm)” in Keihoku. Weeding in the paddy field, followed by lecture on the challenges and future of agriculture in the area and delicious organic vegan lunchbox.
November 27, 2017: TOYOTA
Tour of automobile assembly and welding lines at the Tsutsumi Plant.
October 3, 2017: Lake Biwa Canal and Suiro kaku
We learned the history of a modernization project in Kyoto—the development of the Lake Biwa Canal. The Lake Biwa Canal was constructed in the 1890s as a waterway to connect Japan’s largest lake, Lake Biwa, and the city of Kyoto. Suiro kaku is a brick-made bridge, with a series of arches, built as a part of Lake Biwa Canal.