Thursday morning, we went to the Kawasaki world museum in Kobe.
ETS's teacher, François Blanchard, received us in his research laboratories at the University of Kyoto, where he is doing research in physics.
For the second day of our stay in Kyoto, we took the train to the city of Itami, near Osaka, to be received by the Toyo Rubber team in their technical center.
On Monday afternoon , we were lucky to be welcomed by the company Osaka Gas through a collaboration and partnership with the Co-op Japan Program of University of British Collombia (UBC) in one of its buildings in Japan, in Osaka city .
We left Kyoto city to arrive at Osaka wich is known for restaurants specializing in okonomiyaki . This is a typical Japanese meal based with eggs , vegetables and pork. This is a must in the experiments to live in Japan, since eating here is a lifestyle. Whether for the atmosphere, the types of restaurants or quality of food , Japan is a dream destination for small gourmands.
April 24th, we had the opportunity to discover one of the 20 biggest civil engineering firm in the world, Shimizu Kensetsu.
We were able to visit the research center of Honda which is specialized in artificial intelligence and nanotechnology.
On the third day of the mission, we visited the Swedish compagny and main corporative sponsor of the InterÉTS mission, Atlas Copco!
Japanese culture differs in many aspects to our canadian culture. For this reason, we have decided to read the book Les Japonais so we can learn more about them.