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2.3 List of Suggested Japanese Sites

1. Technology and Industry:
National Science MuseumTokyo7-20 Uenokoen, Taito-ku
http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/
The study of the changing global environment and its impact on species from the Jurassic age to present.
Tokyo Electricity Denryoku-KanTokyo1-12-10 Jinnan, Shibuya
http://www5.mediagalaxy.co.jp/Denryokukan/
The study of: the relationship between lifestyle and electricity, electric generation, the mechanics of electrical transmission, and the relationship between environment and electricity.
National Museum of Emerging
Science and Innovation: Miraikan
Tokyo2-41 Oumi, Kouto-ku
http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/index_e.html
Introduction to the latest technology, such as humanoid robots - workshops are available.
Toyota Commemorative Museum
of Industry and Technology
Aichi4-1-35 Norikake-shimachi, Nishi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
http://www.temit.org/english/index.html
The critical importance of research in all manufacturing sectors, such as the automotive industry.
Toyota CentreAichi1 Toyota-cho, Toyota, Aichi
http://www.toyota.co.jp/toyotakaikan
The importance of the environment, safety, ITS, etc. via models and story panels. A Toyota factory tour is available.
Nissan Mobile Oppama FactoryKanagawa1 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
http://www.nissan.co.jp/INFO/FACTORY/OPPAMA/
The coexistence between increased productivity and environmental protection. A product line tour is available.
Mazda MuseumHiroshimaNihookimachi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima city, Hiroshima
http://www.mazda.com/mazdaspirit/museum/
The history of the automobile and changing technology. A factory tour is available
Panasonic CentreTokyo2-5-18 Ariake, Kouto-ku
http://panasonic.co.jp/center/tokyo/en/index.html
Learn how human dreams are related to technology and the environment.
Nippon Steel CorporationKitakyushu, Fukuoka1-1 Tobihata, Tohata-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
http://www.yawata.nsc.co.jp
A factory tour that focuses on how the facility was built with environmental sensitivity with the latest in production technology.
2. Environmental Protection, Natural Disasters, Public Welfare:
Osaka City Environmental Management Bureau Osaka 1-1 Hokukoushiratsu, Konohana-ku, Osaka
http://www.city.osaka.jp/kankyojigyo/english/index.html
Learn about recycling and proper waste management in a waste incineration plant.
Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution Hyogo 1-5-2 Wakihamakaigan-Tori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
http://www.dri.ne.jp/images/english_all.pdf
Disaster prevention through videos and models of the Kobe Earthquake.
Unzendake Disaster Memorial Museum Nagasaki 1-1 Heiseimachi, Shimabara
http://www.udmh.or.jp
Mechanical simulation of volcanic and natural disasters.
Tokyo Fire Department Disaster Prevention Centre Tokyo 4-6-6 Yokokawa, Sumida-ku
http://www.tfd.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/index.html
A simulation of disaster prevention against earthquakes and rainstorms in daily life.
Huis Ten Bosch Nagasaki 1-1 Huistenbosch-cho, Sasebo
http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/index.html
A tour of the environmental facility, to view wastewater treatment.
Japan Centre for Climate Change Action Tokyo 1st Floor, Prime Shintanicho Building, 1-11-9 Azabudai, Minato-ku
http://www.jccca.org/ondankan/pdf/english.pdf
The relationship between global warming, energy consumption and conservation.
Oita Social Welfare Nursing Care training Centre Oita 3-4-1 Akenohigashi, Oita
http://www.okk.or.jp
Learn about the knowledge and skills needed for the care of the elderly and physically challenged people.
3. Japanese History:
Historical Village of Hokkaido Hokkaido 50-1 Konopporo, Atsubeku-cho, Atsubeku-ku, Sapporo
http://www.kaitaku.or.jp/info/info.htm
An outdoor museum that explains Hokkaido’s historical buildings from the Meiji (1868 - 1912) and Taisho (1912 - 1926) era. Learn about the pioneer history of the region.
Tokyo National MuseumTokyo 13-9 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
http://www.tnm.jp/en
Study Japanese history from exhibits of National treasures to other outstanding works of art.
Kyushu National Museum Dazaifu City, Fukuoka 4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu, Fukuoka
http://www.kyuhaku.com/eng/
The history of cultural exchange between Japan and Asia.
National Museum of Japanese History Sakura City, Chiba 117 Jonai-cho, Sakura, Chiba
http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/english/index.html
This museum provides a comprehensive view of the history and culture of Japan.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial MuseumHiroshima City, Hiroshima 1-2 Nakajima-cho,Naka-ku, Hiroshima
http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/
Learn about the importance of peace education through an examination of the facts about the atomic bomb.
Nishijin Textile CentreKyoto Horikawa-Imadegawa, Minami-Iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
http://www.nishijin.or.jp/eng/eng.htm
Workshops on Kimono wearing, Nishijin weaving, and traditional performing arts.

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