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METI to Hold Monodzukuri Exhibition (Manufacturing Exhibition)

From March 20 (Tue.) to 30 (Fri.), 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a Monodzukuri Exhibition, mainly exhibiting the works awarded at the Seventh Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award, at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno Park, Taito Ward, Tokyo.

1. Outline of the Monodzukuri Exhibition

METI will hold a Monodzukuri Exhibition as scheduled below. This event aims to broadly attract public attention to the winners and their outstanding technologies recognized at the Seventh Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award held in January 2018. This exhibition will display the works of the winners awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize and METI Minister’s Prize, both of which are selected by METI, as well as panels on the works of winners 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 Ward, Tokyo)
From March 20 (Tue.) to 30 (Fri.), 2018 (no closing date is set during the period)
Opening hours:
From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (the museum will close at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; reception will close 30 minutes before closing time each day.)
Please pay only the permanent exhibitions fee to enter the exhibition: general public and university students: 620 yen (a group of 20 or more visitors: 500 yen); high school students or younger visitors, and people aged 65 or older: free of charge.
National Museum of Nature and Science

2. Outline of the Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award

The Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award is 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 award program has 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 seventh time this year.

The winners were announced on January 15, 2018, and the commendation ceremonies were held to honor the winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize on January 22, and the winners of METI Minister’s Prize and the Special Prize on February 5.

3. Examples of winning technologies to be displayed

A variety of outstanding technologies will be exhibited at the event including those as follows.

  • Development of processes for manufacturing raw materials for iron-making suitable for reducing carbon dioxide emissions (Super-SINTER*)
    *Registered trademark
  • Development of the world’s leading IoT sensors that drive industrial innovations
  • Mega-container transport ships with outstanding safety and environmentally-friendly capabilities, an achievement brought about by an innovative structure and construction technology called “structural arrest”
  • Large-capacity data tape with outstanding performance in total user costs, an achievement bolstering the era of big data and IoT
  • Development of a ship-mounted device for manufacturing sherbet-like sea water ice to hold the freshness of harvested marine catches and application products
  • Development of a group of Japan-oriented injection molding technologies that may trigger plant-derived biodegradable resins to be popularized throughout the world
  • Reproduction of cultural properties using a three-dimensional ceramic technology based on traditional technologies


  1. For details of these and other winners’ projects, visit the METI’s website for the Seventh Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awardexternal link (in Japanese).
  2. The exhibition will display the works of the winners selected by METI.

The Monodzukuri Exhibition held at the National Museum of Nature and Science in 2016

Release date

March 13, 2018

Division in Charge

Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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