We visited 4 companies; Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation of Kagoshima Technology Center, TOYOTA Body Research & Development Co., Ltd. , YAMAKAWA Power Plant and NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD..
Students did not only listen to explanation in each facility but also took notes and pictures.
They asked questions so much that we felt it was not enough time. Some students asked about internship program from overseas. I could see their motivation to work in Japan and their interest for Japanese scientific technology.
■ Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation of Kagoshima Technology Center ①
■ Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation of Kagoshima Technology Center②
■ Yamagawa Power Plant
■ TOYOTA Body Research & Development Co., Ltd.
We also visited the Kurozu Hompo Kakuida, the black vinegar plant.
Students listened to the explanation of its history, manufacturing method and so on.
They tried various vinegars. They could taste differences between aged for 3 and 5 years. Students seemed surprised that they could also make aged more than 10 year vinegar.They also had lunch at there.
■ Tastes a pot making black vinegar.
In the three days program of visiting companies in Kagoshima, they had a look around eagerly in every facility and asked a lot of pointed questions.
It seemed that they were very interested in Japanese technology. Everything was fresh and it had become a meaningful experience for them.