MJIIT, UTMKL Received Visit From Japanese Council For Science, Technology And Innovation, Government of Office

Kuala Lumpur, 16 January 2018 – Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) received a courtesy visit led by Dr. Kazuo Kyuma, Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office and his team; Prof. Kishi Teruo, Prof. Yozo Fujino, Prof. Noboru Noguchi, Dr. Seki Katsumi, Mr. Shiro Takegami, Mr. Masahiro Takemura dan Mr. Masaki Sato. Also accompanying the delegates were Mr.Ichiro Kuronuma, Education and Science Attache from Embassy of Japan in Malaysia.

The delegates were taken to visit the laboratories at MJIIT and was later given a presentation on the academic program, research collaboration. They were also shown the existing state of the art machines and equipment available at MJIIT and the various student activities conducted involving students from the Japanese university partnership programme.

Dr. Kazuo Kyuma introduced the SIP (Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program), a national program to realise the scientific and technological innovations in Japan. Among the ​high impact projects to be implemented are Enhancement of Societal Resiliency against Natural Disasters and Smart Agriculture toward Society 5.0 in Japan (Technologies for Creating Next Generation Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Utilization of OT, Bigdata, AI and Robot).

MJIIT expressed its desire to cooperate and hoped to bring Japanese technology in Robotic Applications in the Agriculture Industry to Malaysia.