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OKINAWA Industrial Tour (FY2011) [October 5-7, 2011]

OKINAWA Industrial Tour (FY2011)


Outline


IIST organized the Okinawa Industrial Tour for foreign diplomats stationed in Japan with the aim of deepening their understanding of the economy and industry of Okinawa. Through the cooperation of the Okinawa General Bureau of the Cabinet Office, the participants visited various industrial facilities which were developed in line with the Okinawa Economic and Industrial Vision compiled by the bureau.


Dates: October 5 - 7, 2011
Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
In cooperation with: Okinawa General Bureau of Cabinet Office


Participants


Eleven foreign diplomats stationed in Japan participated in the tour. The participating embassies were as follows: Austria, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Slovakia, and Thailand.


Visited places


-Okinawa General Bureau of Cabinet Office
-Okinawa Prefectural Government
-ANA Okinawa Cargo Hub
-Okinawa IT Shinryo Park
-Seawater Desalination Plant, Okinawa Prefectural Enterprise Bureau
-Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
-Tomishiro Central Hospital Medical Checkup Center

Overview


The participants had opportunities to understand Okinawa's economy and industry by observing various industrial facilities. It is hoped that this program would contribute to enhance economic, industrial and academic exchange between the participating countries and Japan. The tour was featured in television news(NHK) and local newspapers.


Seawater Desalination Plant, Okinawa Prefectural Enterprise Bureau

Seawater Desalination Plant, Okinawa Prefectural Enterprise Bureau

Tomishiro Central Hospital Medical Checkup Center

Tomishiro Central Hospital Medical Checkup Center



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