HOKKAIDO Industrial Tour (FY2003)
The institute organized the Hokkaido Industrial Tour jointly with the Hokkaido Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry and other organizations in Hokkaido. The participants of the tour visited local companies and research institutes engaged in IT and biotechnology in Sapporo, Otaru, Chitose, etc. and attended lectures on the local industry and economy.
Dates: September 8-10, 2003
Diplomats working at foreign embassies in Japan and foreign consulates in Hokkaido
(14 people in total from the ten countries as follows: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, South Korea, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States)
-Chitose Office Arcadia
-City of Muroran
-Muroran Works of Nippon Steel Corporation
-Sapporo Convention Center
-Sapporo Digital Creation Plaza (Inter-cross Creative Center)
-National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Hokkaido
-Sapporo Electronics Center
-Post-Genome Research Building of Hokkaido University
-Zenibako Factory of Ihara & Co., Ltd.
The participants of the Hokkaido Industrial Tour deepened their understanding about local industries in Hokkaido, which are developing by taking advantage of the rich natural resources of the region. At the same time, they learned that Hokkaido was a driving force for advanced technologies. Those welcoming the participants in Hokkaido had the invaluable experience of exchanging opinions with their guests, which will lead to the promotion of international economic exchange.
International Exchange Dept.