Registration

Tour Registration will be made through the registration site below. Please choose ONE technical tour since technical tours will be held at the same time.
After completing your registration,  you cannot modify your registration details as well as tours. If you would like to add a tour or change your status, please contact the Registration Desk at
ists2013-reg@convention.co.jp
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Tobishima Plant tour is fully booked.
Registration for Exchange Meeting sponsored by Leadership Development Program at Nagoya University tour is extended to  May 17 (Fri.) 24:00 (JST) 2013.

Tour Registration Site closed.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Tobishima Plant

IMPORTANT:
Only prior reservations are accepted for this tour.
You may not register on the day of the tour.

(C) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Founded in January 1979 in the Nagoya West Coastal Industrial Zone close to Nagoya Port, the Tobishima plant is engaged in subassembly of aircraft fuselage components and manufacture of space equipment. There are two assembly shops. The assembling of commercial airplanes is carried out in the No.1 assembly shop. In the No.2 assembly shop which is the area of this plant tour, the assembling and function testing of space vehicle such as H-ⅡA and H-ⅡB launch vehicle are carried out.

Tobishima Plant website:
http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/company/location/contents/map/tobisima.html

Tour Information

Date June 6 (Thu.) 1:30 – 5:30PM
Cost 1,000 JPY per person
(Included admission and transportation fee)
Payment On-site (prior reservations only)
Deadline April 30 (Tue.)
Capacity 60 (First-come-first-served) Fully Booked
– Competitors can not participate
– Applicants from abroad may not be accepted in certain cases. See “Notes on applying from abroad” below.
Transportation Bus

Schedule

1:30PM Departure from Nagoya Congress Center
2:30-3:00PM Introduction of MHI
3:00-4:30PM Plant tour about rocket assembling
5:30PM Arrival at Nagoya Congress Center

Notes on applying from abroad

Export laws determine whether or not applicants from abroad can be accepted for the tour.

  1. You must submit your passport number when you apply.
  2. We will complete the necessary procedures with regards to your submitted information.
  3. We will check the participant list and passport for each person before they will be allowed to board the bus.
  4. Participants must arrive at the plant by bus and may not leave the tour at any point. You must return with the group.

Nagoya Science Museum Planetarium

The Nagoya City Science Museum is full of wonders. The amazement starts with its landmark spherical building design, which boasts the world’s biggest planetarium at a diameter of 35 meters. Inside you’ll find an incredibly realistic atar-drenched sky on the planetarium screen, a -30°C room featuring aurora images, and a giant screen where you can experience an artificial tornado 8 meters in height.
The building itself is part of the exhibition. The science museum is powered by solar equipment and features a green wall as well as ways to peek at its earthwuake-proof construction and elevator structures.

Planetarium
The new planetarium, which opened at the Nagoya Science Museum in March 2011, is the world’s largest and highest-quality dome. It was built to replicate the actual night sky as accurately as possible and has a huge diameter of 35 meters.

Learn more on the Science Museum website:
http://www.ncsm.city.nagoya.jp/en/index.html

Tour Information

Date June 6 (Thu.) 1:30 – 5:00PM
Cost 800 JPY per person
(Included admission fee, Transportation fee is not included)
Payment Online
Deadline Until tour fills (when seating capacity is reached)
Capacity 150 (First-come-first-served)
Planetarium is in Japanese but an English summary will be provided via audio guide (40 sets available).
Transportation Take the subway from Nagoya Congress Center to Nagoya City Science Museum. (You are responsible for getting to the site on your own.) A student guide will accompany participants from abroad.

Schedule

1:30PM Leave from Nagoya Congress Center
2:00-3:00PM Free tour of museum
3:00-3:05PM Planetarium admission
3:10-4:00PM Planetarium show
4:00-5:00PM Free time to explore the museum

ACCESS

Access

Nagoya Congress Center
↓5minutes on foot
Meijo Line “Hibino” #1 exit
↓Clockwise direction (9min.)
Meijo Line “Sakae”
↓ Transfer
Higashiyama Line “Sakae”
↓ Bound for “Takabata” (2min.)
Higashiyama Line “Fushimi” #4 or #5 exit
↓ 5minutes on foot
Nagoya Science Museum

Notes to participants

  1. You will receive your admission tickets and brochure when you leave the Nagoya Congress Center.
  2. Please enter the Museum on your own using the ticket you receive.

TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology / Nagoya Castle

TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

The TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology was established in June, 1994, in Sako, Nagoya Nishi Ward. The museum’s mission was to systematically introduce the history of Japanese manufacturing technology to those who will be responsible for its future development. The museum exhibits textile machinery, which was one of the core industries that helped build modern Japan, and the evolving world of automobile engineering that continues to drive the country’s development. At the same time, the museum preserves, in its original form, the Sako Plant of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. (transferred from Toyoda Spinning & Weaving Co., Ltd.) as a part of the region’s industrial heritage.

TOYOTA Commerative Museum Website
http://www.tcmit.org/english/

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle was constructed by order of Ieyasu TOKUGAWA in order to secure an important stronghold on the Tokaido road and to ward off attacks from the direction of Osaka. Construction was completed in 1612, and the castle is typical of those built in flatland area of Japan. Until the Meiji Restoration, Nagoya Castle flourished as the residence of the Owari lineage of the Tokugawa family – the foremost of the family’s three lineages.

Nagoya Castle Website:
http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.html

Tour Information

Date June 6 (Thu.) 1:30 – 5:30PM
Cost 1,000 JPY per person
(Included admission and transportation fee)
Payment Online
Deadline Until tour fills (when seating capacity is reached)
Capacity 50 (First-come-first-served)
Transportation Bus

Schedule

1:30PM Departure from Nagoya Congress Center
2:00-3:00PM Nagoya Castle
3:30-5:00PM TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
5:30PM Arrival at Nagoya Congress Center

Exchange Meeting sponsored by Leadership Development Program at Nagoya University

The facility tour covers space reseach and development at Nagoya University, and includes the “ChubuSat” small satellite research facilities, X-ray telescope mirror development area, and the Aerospace Engineering building. It also includes an introduction to the Leadership Development Program for Space Exploration and Research and an exchange meeting.

Website(Japanese)
http://www.frontier.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp/index.html

Tour Information

Date June 6 (Thu.) 1:30 – 7:30PM
Cost Free
Deadline April 30 (Tue.) May 17 (Fri.)
Capacity No limit
Transportation Take the subway from Nagoya Congress Center to Nagoya University.
(You are responsible for getting to the site on your own.) A student guide will accompany participants from abroad.

Schedule

2:30PM Meet at Nagoya University, Toyoda Auditorium/Symposium
2:30-4:30PM Facility tours(School of Science, School of Engineering and Nagoya University Program for Leading Graduate Schools)
5:00-7:30PM Exchange Meeting
7:30PM Group breaks up at Nagoya University

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Cancellation Policy

A 50% refund of the tour fee will be made if cancellation is received in writing on or before May 17, 2013 (JST).
No refund will be made for cancellation on or after May 18, 2013 (JST).

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