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- Thursday, July 8, 2004 (Day8) -
  Toyota Museum and Factory Visits in Nagoya  

(Comments by Sherri Ottis, 2004 Fellow, on July 8, 2004)


Today was a great day for exploring indoors, due to the tremendous heat outside, and this is exactly what we did. At the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, we spent time looking at the textile displays that have been established to help children understand the evolution of that industry. These are important to the Toyota company because it is the industry where its founder got his start. This is a wonderful place for helping students and teachers gain a better understanding of the Industrial Revolution as a whole.

Moving on the step-by-step display of car assembly and then to a "Play period" is the section called "Techoland" finsihed the morning. In this section we tried out simulations designed so children can experience things such as wind power and friction.

After a delicious lunch of Kobe steak and vegetables at Le Pommier in Toyota City, we toured the Toyota Motor Company factory. It was interesting to note the efficiency and concentration of the workers as they did their job and the machinery they used to facilitate their work.

Following a visit to an interactive Toyota showroom that illustrated both Toyota cars' special features and the company's efforts to improve their recycling program. We enjoyed a Q & A session with some of Toyota's plant leaders. This session was informative as our questions were answered and we were made to feel welcome by a display of five flags that represented the people in the room.

Thanks Toyota and KKC for another terrific day of experiences and education.


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