UNIDO ITPO Tokyo and Kawasaki City jointly organized a half-day visit to the Kawasaki International Eco-Tech Fair 2018 exhibition for diplomats from developing and emerging countries stationed in Tokyo. The event took place in Todoroki Arena on 2 February 2018.
On a snowy afternoon on 2 February, 14 Diplomats from 11 countries gathered at Todoroki Arena to see the latest environmentally friendly technologies and products that the Japanese companies have to offer.
“Our primary interest is to see that people across the world are happy with our technology”, said Mr. Minoru Horiuchi, president of HORIUCHI WORKS based in Yamanashi. The company is a producer of antibacterial light bulbs and fluorescent lamps. “The products are already adopted in Vietnam and we have inquiries from Myanmar and China”, said Mr. Horiuchi, with much eagerness in introducing the products to the diplomats.
The group also visited the booth of Fujitsu. “Our technology used as energy environment simulator can be modified in various format and for the countries in need. The simulator provides better understanding of the needs of communities not only by analyzing efficient energy spending but also for data mapping of the damages from naturals disasters, for example.”, explained Mr. Masayuki Kitajima and Tetsuya Hisakawa of Fujitsu.
The diplomats visited a total of 15 company booths in just a couple of hours, making each visit to the booth as fruitful as possible, holding the samples and asking questions.
“It is interesting to see both technologies of efficient and sufficient disposal and re-use”, “Innovation is a key in my country. It is good to learn some tips from Japanese technologies”, “Just like Japan, my country is just as vulnerable to natural disasters. It is good to see technologies that will be useful at times of such incidents”; commented the diplomats during the tour.
During the closing ceremony, Mayor Mr. Norihiko Fukuda expressed gratitude to the diplomats for visiting his city. “As the city of industry conscious of environment especially through the challenges on environment it experienced throughout the history, we cannot be happier if what you have seen today could be of some help to your countries”, said the Mayor.
After the remarks by Mr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head of UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, with a mention of city of Kawasaki having successfully transformed into a major eco-city in Japan, Mr. Sejo Montsho, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Botswana, closed the tour with a gratitude on behalf of diplomatic representatives by noting that the visit had been an eye-opening opportunity to imagine what could be done to further improve the environment management back in their countries.
Event: Kawasaki International Eco-Tech Fair 2018
Date/Time: 1 (Thu) and 2 (Fri) February 2018
Venue: Todoroki Arena, Kawasaki
Burkina Faso, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Kingdom of Lesotho, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Republic of Angola, Republic of Benin, Republic of Botswana, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Honduras, Republic of Peru
COMOTEC Corporation, Dr. KID, Fujitsu Ltd., Hitachi Automotive Systems Measurement, Ltd., HORIUCHI WORKS, industria, Informatix Inc., Japan Thread Co., Ltd., KOMYO RIKAGAKU KOGYO K.K., NAGAO SYSTEM INC., OSMO Co., Ltd., REGAL JOINT Co., Ltd., Sankoh-denki Ltd., System JD Co., Ltd., Y’s Global Vision.Inc.