October 1, 2012 Guest

Guest : H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein (Hereditary Prince of the Principality of Liechtenstein)
H.E. Dr. Klaus Tschutscher (Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister of Family Affairs and Gender Equality of the Principality of Liechtenstein)

His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois and H.E. Dr. Klaus Tschutscher are visiting Japan on the occasion of the holding of the Masterworks from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein at the National Art Center in Tokyo. As they visited Miraikan under a clear sky following the passing of a typhoon, Dr. Mamoru Mohri, Chief Executive Director of Miraikan, gave a tour through exhibits such as "Earth Environment and Me" and "Promoting Medicine Together."

Hereditary Prince Alois showed interest in the high level of exhibition designs at Miraikan, and was nodding at Dr. Mohri's explanation that in addition to researchers, professional designers were also involved in the creation of the exhibits.

Hereditary Prince Alois also rode the personal mobility unit UNI-CUB. His gentle smile as he said, "I would like my four children, who are now in my country, to have the opportunity to ride this." was quite impressive.

The works of art that have been treasured by the Principality of Liechtenstein and the advanced science and technology that Japan boasts to the world are both cultures that help people lead fruitful lives. It can be said that we were able to achieve a significant result because we, as two countries, were able to share the future image of innovation in which a better society is realized by new values created by the link between different cultures.

(Science Communicator: Tomonori Hayakawa)

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