6.5 billions' Survival - Living, with Emerging Sciences

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"The Survivor Training Program" for the Modern Society Living

Hot food and challenging jobs enhance our busy everyday lives. Yet the expansion of such a fulfilling lifestyle creates various problems such as the depletion of resources, an energy crisis, and global warming. Now, with the world's population at over 6.5 billion and growing, can future generations survive?

Miraikan presents an experience-based "survival training program" exploring the frontiers of science as a human survival tool and will consider the 5 themes of energy, food, living environment, tools, and communication.

In addition, topics such as nuclear fusion, genetically modified food, industrial plant factory/agriculture innovations, new information technology infrastructures, nanotechnology and space science will also be included along with the latest data, images, and actual items. Rounding out this special exhibition will be our interpreters and vounteers armed with expert knowledge to provide a learning environment encouraging dialogue and understandable explanations.

View your future environment today through the eyes of cutting edge science, examine science's influence and gain a new perspective on the inherent problems and potential solutions you will face in "modern life".

Term :
October 28 (Sat.), 2006 - February 5 (Mon.), 2007
Opening Hours :
10:00 - 17:00 and 10:00 - 18:00 on 1/2, 1/3 (Final entry: 30 min. before closing time)
Venue :
1F Event Zone, Miraikan
Admission fee :
Adults: 900 yen/18 and under: 350 yen Group discount (Adults: 800 yen/18 years old and under: 310 yen)
Organized, planned and produced by : National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Supported by :
RYUSEKI CORPORATION
KDDI CORPORATION
CCS Inc.,
NIPPON OIL CORPORATION
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
TOKYO GAS SCIENCE MUSEUM
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
In Association with :
J-WAVE
Science advisors :
[Food]
Laboratory of Tropical Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture Saga University / CCS Inc., / Yutaka Tabei , GMO Research Promotion Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences / PASONA O2 (Pasona Inc.) / Satoshi Matsumoto, Faculty of Bioresource Sciences, Akita Prefectural University
[Tool]
Kazuhiko Sato, Research Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Chemistry, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST) / Hiroyuki Noji, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research(ISIR), Osaka University / Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Nano System Functionality Center, the National Institute for Material Science / Makoto Fujita, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
[Environment]
OM Environmental Planning, Inc. / Yoshiharu Nitta, The Society of Eco-Engineering/Institute for Environmental Science / Masamichi Yamashita, Institue of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency / Yoshito Yuyama, Incorporated Administrative Agency National Institute for Rural Engineering
[Energy]
Akihiko Kudo, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science / SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. / Naka Fusion Institute of Japan Atomic Energy Agency
[Communication]
Kiyoharu Aizawa, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo / Kenjiro Cho, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. / P-DRGS Consortium (Nagoya University / NEC Corporation / DENSO Corporation / TOYOTA MAPMASTER Incorporated / Japan Weather Association / A-works Co.,Ltd) / Jun Murai, Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University
[CHECK OUT]
Katsushi Tokunaga, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
Exhibition design direction :
Ryota Kuwakubo
Space design direction :
co-lab Creative
Art direction :
Power Graphixx (Junya Saito + Masahito Hanzawa)
Movie (CHECK OUT) :
Power Graphixx (Yoshiyuki Komatsu)
Design and Construction :
TANSEISHA Co., Ltd
Georama :
studio BIG ART
Movie :
Akio Okamoto
Photograph :
Shinichi Masumoto
Appreciation for contributions from :
Dan Ushikubo / GENERATION TIMES
Contact :
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
2-41, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
TEL: +81-3-3570-9192 FAX: +81-3-3570-9150
http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/index_e.html

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