The Japan Times Forum on Engineering

Published Date: 
Tue, 06/30/2015

Excerpt from article:

Engineering turns science and technology into something tangible and useful to society.

It is appied in creating various structures, home appliances and other infrastructures and equipment, which make human lives safe and convenient.

From Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, Kyoto will host the World Engineering Conference and Convention (WECC) 2015, in which engineers from around the world gather to discuss the importance of engineering and showcase their technologies. The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) holds it every four years.

How can engineering contribute to society? How can Japan contribute to global engineering? What is the significance of Japan hosting the WECC?

The Japan Times held a forum to discuss these issues on June 11. Participating in the forum were Ryoji Chubachi, president of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology; Keisuke Hanaki, a professor in the Department of Urban Engineering and adjunct professor of Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo; Hideo Nakamura, president emeritus of Tokyo City University; and Junichi Sato, president of the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies. The moderator was Yoshitaka Uchijo, an advisor and contributing editorial writer for Kyodo news.


The full article, which is available on the Japan Times website and downloadable below, contains excerpts from the discussion that occured during the forum hosted by the Japan Times.



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