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Optional Facility Tours

Two optional facility tour courses are planned for Nov. 22 (Fri).
For those who wish to attend, please select one.

Please note that seats are limited for both tours.

DestinationFee (tax not included)
Course AA1. National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
A2. Inaba Shuzo (Japanese sake brewery)
8,000 JPY/person
Course BB1. JERA, Kawasaki Thermal Power Station
B2. KIRIN Yokohama Brewery
8,000 JPY/person
  • A sales tax of 8% will be applied to the tour fees until Sept. 30.
ATTENTION
  • Those who wish to attend are asked to complete advance registration by Sep. 30. In particular for those who require a visa to enter Japan, we strongly recommend to complete your registration ASAP.
  • Those who wish to participate in Course A will be screened. Please understand that there is possibility that you may not be able to participate.
  • Both tours will depart from and return to TORANOMON HILLS (the Congress site). You cannot join/leave in the middle of the tour.
A1. National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
A2. Inaba Shuzo (Japanese sake brewery)
  • Transportation: Tour Bus (included).
  • Lunch: Included and served at a restaurant near the Tsukuba area. A vegeterian menu will be served, but Halal foods are not available. We would like to ask for your understanding.
  • Registration: Seats are limited to 30 participants. Registration for the tours will be closed when the number of registrants reaches this limit.

Tentative Schedule

Date Nov. 22 (Fri) 9:00am-17:00pm
Fee8,000 JPY per person, tax not included
Course A Schedule
9:00TORANOMON HILLS
9:00-10:30 Travel to NIMS
10:30-12:30 NIMS
13:00-14:00Lunch in Tsukuba area and travel to Inaba Shuzo
14:30-15:30Inaba Shuzo (Japanese sake brewery)
15:30-17:00 Return to venue
17:00 TORANOMON HILLS

A1. National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

NIMS is Japan’s sole National Research and Development Agency specializing in materials science. NIMS was merged from two National Research Institutes (National Research Institute for Metals, NRIM, & National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, NIRIM) in April, 2001, and began as an Independent Administrative Institution (IAI). Since April, 2015, the IAI system has been reestablished as the system of the National Research and Development Agency. NIMS is charged with basic research and development of materials science, and to advance the level of expertise in the field. To build a sustainable society, NIMS has conducted research in order to produce new materials that uses the ultimate technology, known as Nanotechnology – this being a technology enabling research concerning atoms/molecules in the materials science field. We also conduct research that realizes higher functions for materials. In Course A, you can see many research activities in NIMS Sengen-site (National Research Institute for Metals, NRIM), especially related to metal and alloy development.  NIMS proposes an advanced Ni-base superalloy used in turbine blades and disks. Further, there are many facilities related to casting and evaluation for mechanical properties such as creep and fatigue properties.
For more detail, please see the following link: https://www.nims.go.jp/eng/index.html

A2. Inaba Shuzo (Japanese sake brewery)

Inaba Shuzo is a traditional yet new challenging sake brewery. It has been 13 generations since our ancestors first settled at the foot of Mt. Tsukuba. In 1867, the 6th generation of Inaba started brewing Minanogawa by using the spring water in our backyard and premier rice. Minanogawa is a name of river that flows between Mt. Tsukuba which is also sung in Ogura Hyakunin Issyu. Our sake label is named by taking the name of Minanogawa. Since its inception, Minanogawa has been served as sacred sake of Tsukuba shrine.

(More detail: http://www.minanogawa.jp/en/)

B1. JERA, Kawasaki Thermal Power Station
B2. KIRIN Yokohama Brewery
  • Transportation: Tour Bus (included)
  • Lunch: Included and served at a restaurant near Yokohama Minato Mirai area. Please note that there is no special menu for vegetarians.
Registration: Seats are limited to 30 participants. Registration for the tour will be closed when the number of registrants reaches this limit.
Date Nov. 22 (Fri) 9:00am-17:00pm
Fee8,000 JPY per person, tax not included
Course B Schedule
9:00TORANOMON HILLS
9:00-10:00 Travel to JERA, Kawasaki Thermal Power Station
10:00-11:30JERA, Kawasaki Thermal Power Station
11:30-14:40Lunch in Yokohama area and travel to KIRIN Yokohama Brewery
14:40-16:00KIRIN Yokohama Brewery
16:00-17:00Return to venue
17:00 TORANOMON HILLS

B1. JERA, Kawasaki Thermal Power Station

JERA Co., Ltd. is a thermal power generation company jointly established by TEPCO Fuel & Power and a part of Chubu Electric Power. Complete integration was achieved on 1 April, 2019, establishing a unified value chain from upstream investment to fuel procurement, power generation, and sales of electricity and gas that was envisioned when the business was launched. JERA’s mission is to provide cutting-edge solutions to the world’s energy issues. Specifically, while monitoring global trends such as the development of LNG infrastructure, growth of fuel trading, expansion of renewable energy, and improvements in LNG thermal power generation, JERA will expand the business both in Japan and overseas. While continuing to deliver a stable supply of safe, economical electricity and gas to support people’s lives and the commercial industry, JERA aim to become a global leader in LNG and renewables, sparking the transition to a clean energy economy by 2025.

The Kawasaki Thermal Power Station completed the replacement work in March 2017, and this saw the station relaunched as a state-of-the-art LNG-fired plant that offers world-class performance. Generators 2 and 3 in Group 2 now burn gas at a temperature of 1,600℃ , delivering thermal efficiency of approximately 61%. The amount of fuel used and the CO2 emissions released have also been cut by around 30% thanks to the improved performance as a supplier of base power, the station is currently doing everything it can to protect the environment, ensure safety, and prevent accidents. It is endeavoring to be an eco-friendly thermal Power plant that offers stable supplies of electricity.

B2. KIRIN Yokohama Brewery

For nearly 100 years, since the foundation of KIRIN Brewery, KIRIN remains the only major Japanese beer manufacturer to produce malt itself, travel to the hop production sites, ascertain its quality, and select and gather the finest ingredients.

Yokohama Brewery is one of the major factories of KIRIN, which has forefront full automated facilities, intensive site of R&D sections of KIRIN, and a green zone open to the public. Participants of this facility tour can discover the special production methods and the secret of KIRIN ICHIBAN premium flavor.