June 13, 2007 Guests

Guest : Mr. Toshiaki Endo (Senior Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/Member of the House of Representatives)

The Senior Vice Minister visited Australia's Questacon museum, an MOU partner with Miraikan, earlier this year. Mr. Endo was impressed with Questacon's outreach activities, particularly sending exhibits and displays across Australia by vehicle, and he conferred with Miraikan Director Mohri about numerous traveling exhibitions.

As the Senior Vice Minister carefully viewed each exhibit in the museum, especially the "humanoid robot project" taking place at the research institute within Miraikan, he became literally moved by its technology as he was actually experiencing the demonstration of a robot under research conditions. In addition to this, at the Special Exhibition, "Science News! from Asia - Power of Asia, Power of Science" he also seemed to show a great deal of interest as he listened to the explanation and as he interactively experienced the cutting-edge technology of various countries of Asia.

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