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METI to Hold the Monodzukuri Exhibition (Manufacturing Exhibition)

From March 15 (Tue.) through April 3 (Sun.), 2016, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold the Monodzukuri Exhibition, mainly exhibiting the projects awarded the Sixth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards, at the National Museum of Nature and Science (Ueno Park, Taito-ku)

1. Monodzukuri (Manufacturing) Exhibition

In order to draw the world's attention to the winners and their outstanding technologies selected for the Sixth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards in October 2015, the Monodzukuri Exhibition is to be held as described below. At this exhibition, the actual technologies that were awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize and METI Minister’s Prize are to be displayed, as are panel exhibitions on the projects awarded the Special Prize and the Excellence Prize.


Exhibition Hall and Central Hall, 1st floor of the Japan Gallery, National Museum of Nature and Science (7-20, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Event dates
March 15 (Tue.) through April 3 (Sun.), 2016 (closed on March 22 (Tue.))
From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (From 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Fridays; reception will be closed 30 minutes before closing time each day.)
Visitors will be able to enter the exhibition upon paying the permanent exhibitions fee (general public and college students: 620 yen (group visitors: 310 yen); high school students, younger visitors, and people age 65 or above: free of charge).
*Group visitors: belonging to a group of 20 visitors or more
National Museum of Nature and Science

2. What are the Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards?

The Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards are a program to recognize outstanding individuals from various generations engaged in monodzukuri (manufacturing). Winners can be mid-career individuals playing key roles in manufacturing and production, masters supporting traditional or cultural arts, or young people expected to play leading roles in the future of monodzukuri. The awards have been jointly organized by METI, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) every other year since 2005 and took place for the sixth time this year.

The winners were selected and announced on October 28, 2015, and in early November, the award ceremonies for the Prime Minister’s Prize, the METI Minister’s Prize, the Special Prize, and the Excellence Prize were held.

3. Examples of winning technologies to be displayed

  • New painting technique “Aqua-tec Paint System,” which reduces volatile organic compounds and CO2 at the same time
  • Development and practical implementation of a compaction molding processing technology for wood from soft coniferous trees and the expansion of its utilization in furniture materials production
  • Energy-saving super cleaning system which is realized with an ISO class 1 filter and a flow straightening mechanism
  • The world’s first common rail system that supports clean diesel, contributing to environmental protection of the earth
  • Developing the world’s first carbon fiber-reinforced plastic propeller for merchant ships in order to realize energy savings
  • Developing “low-dust components for manufacturing apparatuses” that support next-generation semiconductor devices
  • “Granfeel” upright piano which has the tone, volume and feel of a grand piano

* For details of the winners and other winners’ information, see the Japanese language press release.
* The winning technologies selected by METI are to be displayed at this exhibition.

Photos from the Monodzukuri Exhibition held in 2014 (Venue: National Museum of Nature and Science)

Release date

March 4, 2016

Division in Charge

Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Last updated:2016-03-14
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