OKINAWA Industrial Tour (FY2011)
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
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.
-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
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.
• IIST e-Magazine No.0201-0820 IIST Industrial Tour in Okinawa 5 to 7 October, 2011
• IIST e-Magazine No.0201-0819 Supporting Okinawa Through Two Programs
• IIST e-Magazine No.0201-0818 Okinawa Revitalization Efforts Promoting the âBankoku-Iryo-Shinryoâ Initiative
International Exchange Dept.