KYUSHU Industrial Tour (FY2007)
This IIST Industrial Tour introduced economic industrial activities in the Kyushu area (Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki Prefectures), visited companies and factories, exchanged opinions, and held social events with people such as representatives of industries and municipalities.
Dates: June 05-07, 2007
Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
In cooperation with: Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
11 persons (9 countries and the European Union participated,including the ambassadors of three countries)
-The Miyata Plant of Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc.
-Courtesy call to Mr. Takayuki Nakashima, Vice Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture, at the Fukuoka Prefectural government office
-The Saga University Synchrotron Light Application Centre
-The Tosu Business Office of Panasonic Factory Solutions Co., Ltd.
-Courtesy call to Mr. Yasushi Furukawa, Governor of Saga Prefecture, at the Saga Prefectural government office
-The Kyushu Ceramic Museum in Arita
-The Kakiemon Kiln
-Courtesy call to Mr. Genjiro Kaneko, Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture, at the Nagasaki Prefectural government office
-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
-The Peace Park in Nagasaki
-Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corporation
The feedback from the participating diplomats included comments, such as βthe program was a good first step to know the investment environment in Kyushu, not much information about the Kyushu area is directly sent to the embassy at present, and we would like more proactive promotion in regard to the potential of Kyushu in the future.β This program was expected to prompt further exchange of information and mutual cooperation between the countries of the participants and the Kyushu area.
International Exchange Dept.