Factory Study Tour (7) : Nippon Steel Kimitsu Work

The third factory study tour in this semester was held in Nippon Steel Kimitsu work area. This company has core business in steel manufacturing and its derivatives. Nippon Steel is well known as one of big companies within Japan due their ability to supply steel demands for other parties. The products exist of several types from plates, pipes, tubes and many more.

Same like other FST, at first we heard the presentation and short introduction of Nippon Steel from boards. After that we continue to have factory tour and visit the site process. We saw how huge the area of Nippon Steel that need us to ride bus to move from one site to another site, maybe this is the biggest company site during the FST programs.

The trip in general consists of 2 types of site, the production and process site and the recycling plant. The production and process site contain of step production to produce steel. From this view we have good experience how it is work. In another side, in recycling plant, we saw the garbage process to perform recycle garbage in this company.

Factory Study Tour : Toshiba 京浜事業所

Toshiba is well known as reputable electric manufacturer in Japan and within the world. Products from Toshiba are spread out from the small part with low voltage and low power consumption into products that employ higher voltage and higher power consumption. From notebook, household appliances into electric machinery and generator are some products of Toshiba with high quality warranty.

Fortunately this semester, we have a chance to visit one division of Toshiba Company as the second FST. It is one branch of Toshiba that located in Keihin Product Operation (京浜事業所). This division is focused on the manufacturing of Thermal Nuclear and Hydro Power Generator. As small notes, the similarities between these kinds of generator are laid down on how the machine could process water that could be uses as the main source energy to generate electricity. However, the process and the technical aspect constraint from both types are different.

At the beginning of FST, we saw presentation from Toshiba board explaining Toshiba Company and their activities. After that, we were divided into two groups and start the tour. Each group has guided to travel around the factory to see the production process and factory environment. We visit two areas, and the next tour we also have the same tour yet in different production.

During the tour we saw from step by step production process of generator. It was started from assembling the small part to build another part of generator into build the whole generator. We also saw additional process involve in the process that enable the quality control into the production process. It is obviously important to make sure the generator will have good quality when it complete and ready to sell on the market.

When we finished the tour, we gathered and have discussion session. In this section there were many questions into the board about Toshiba and all aspect related with it. One of the questions was questioning about the efficiency of the machine. As on the tour, the guide says the turbine machine produce from Toshiba has high efficiency that could achieve 99% efficiency. This value is amazing, since one of the biggest problems in the electrical machinery as well as in engineering aspect has laid down on the efficiency of a system or machine. But, for me it still amazing (if you don’t want to say unbelievable) a machine has very high efficiency.

After discussion session, at the end of the FST we have photo session with the boards of Toshiba before leaving and back to school.

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Place to Visit in Tokyo :Yamanote Line - Tokyo Station (1)

After several months living in Tokyo, currently I know some places that categorized as must-seen-or-visit in this city. Despite there are some places I haven't visited yet, but for sure it will be my future destination.

Through the list, regardless I went it by myself or as a bunch of friends, it has attract me for a lot of exceptional things. It could be for the buildings and skyscrapers or maybe for the unique structure into the outstanding "crazy" people spreading on that area. Fabulously, it gave me a good perspective and of course experience through this city as well.

Japan Folk House Museum (日本民家園)

On Wednesday, (水), May 19, me and 5 of my friends (include Laras Ayu P, Rojin Hojian, Milad Siami, Alexandru-Christian Cozub-Poetica, Antti, and Kanan). 

It was rainy but it didn't stop us to visit this museum since we have planned it before.

My opinion for this museum, it gave me brief description about varieties of Japanese house around Japan.
Here are some picture I took in the place :

The First FST on Spring Semester : Nissan Company

At the first trip of FST on the spring semester, we were visit Nissan Company. Nissan Company is one of the famous car and automobile manufacturer in Japan as well as in the world.   
At the beginning of the tour, we were listening for the presentation about Nissan and what currently they do.  With a new challenge to reduce air pollution and dependencies on fossil fuel, Nissan has focused to produce car and automobile based on the Electricity Vehicle (EV). It means the car would utilize the electric power as the source of energy and to push aside the conventional car using fossil fuel. This concept has strong desire in accordance to tackle environmental issues that facing the world. 

Japan-The Strange Country (English ver.)

 Found a good video describing Japan based on Foreigner perspective. Despite there could be many disagree for the content, but we can see it as good perspective to understand Japan itself.

Japan-The Strange Country (English ver.) from Kenichi on Vimeo.

Inspiring Indonesia Visit Indonesia 2010

If you want to know Indonesia deeply, please look for a while in this video. I guarantee, you will get attracted into :)

YEJ Farewell Party

It seems, already long time for me not writing in this website. Due to my activities and focus on several things I should do, so I am prefer not to write as much as I can. However, that is not the main reason for, as well as my individual blog also has the same condition. Maybe because I can not maintain my mood to write. Okay, alibi is not the answer for all this question, but recently I am really enjoyed the situation and what I get in Japan.

Nevertheless, in this post I want to share the farewell party of YEJ Students that only stay for just ~6 months. Yeah, time goes by and we not notice it. My hope, we can remind each other for what we have done and learn during this program. I wish also, someday I want to visit all of your countries to meet you guys. Just remember the "password" to identify our groups....."YSEP 2009" lol

Okay, this is the video performance at the last formal YEJ party :

Tour of Ebara Corporation in Fujisawa District

For many centuries people are dealing with the term of energy in area of utilization and managing energy into their life. As the term energy is commonly related with the utilization of natural resources, the discussion on how to utilizing natural resources in appropriate way also takes a big portion to be discussed. This situation has encouraging the research and technology development into higher level.

Talking about energy and how people try to utilize and manage it into their life are something interesting and endless. From this point of view in the practical way we can see many companies and industries were established. They try to implement the technology with aims to achieve better output that can help human life. Due to the natural resources as the main resources of energy on this planet will be decrease from time to time, the proper way of technology implementation are substantial.

This situation is also encouraging us as a student to understand and start thinking for the condition in the future. Therefore from the Factory Study Tour we have valuable experience to visit some companies that active in the energy sector field. From this trip, we were considered of the matter that also triggers our spirit to think for the future.