May 19, 2012 Guest
Guest : Mr. Gerald Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for the Atlantic Gateway)
Mr. Gerald Keddy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for the Atlantic Gateway, paid a visit to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan).
He showed a keen interest in each exhibit displayed in the museum, and listened enthusiastically to the explanations. He appeared to have an interest in the robots that he had been introduced to during the first part of his museum tour--the therapeutic robot "Paro" and the vehicular robot "Halluc II," which can transform into different modes depending on the situation. During his museum tour, he also showed particular interest in exhibitions about the forests and the sea, which are inextricably linked to Nova Scotia in Canada, where Mr. Keddy currently lives.
He also viewed a simulation video of the tsunami that struck Japan during the Great East Japan Earthquake, which is being shown as part of the contents under Geo-Scope on the third floor of the museum, and watched "Shinkai 6500" on the fifth floor of the museum.
He studied the fifth floor exhibit "Earth Environment and Me" with his companions with great interest, and posed questions enthusiastically in response to explanations on "New industries that begin with trees," inquiring about the advances made on the technology with respect to scientific technologies for the recycling and reuse of wood.
As Mr. Keddy's visit fell on a Saturday, the museum was lively with many families and children as well as couples, allowing him to truly experience the museum as a place for coming into contact with advanced science and technology.
(Science Communicator: Mare Chiba)