King Carl Gustaf participates on 15th-20th February at the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences' Royal Technology Mission in Japan. The delegation is headed by Academy's Chairman Leif Johansson and has 29 representatives from industry and authorities.
Programme of the trip
Monday, February 15
Departure from Stockholm Arlanda to Japan
Tuesday, February 16
Arrival from Sweden to Tokyo
Lunch with Nikken Sekkei architecture firm. Short presentation of Sky Tree TV tower and Nikken Sekkei. Presentations about design, building culture and technology. Guided tour.
Dinner with Ambassador Magnus Robach.
Wednesday, February 17
Company visit to Hitachi. Presentations of various business and technology and strategy challenges. Internationalization.
Visit to Tokyo University. Presentation and laboratory visits. Theme: Energy Research in Japan following Fukushima - technologies and partnerships. Research and innovation systems - incubators, commercialisation and collaborations.
Visit to the Tokyo Women's Medical University. Presentation and laboratory visits. Theme: Opportunities around the cell sheet engineering - future benefits and businesses
Thursday, February 18
Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Exhibitions and presentations. Theme: robotics and space.
Press Conference (information is sent separately)
Company visit to Fuji Film. Theme: To go from the movie to an innovative high-tech companies - future growth markets
Company visit to Canon. Theme: developing new business - future growth markets.
RTM 2016 official dinner with invited guests. Sponsor: SEL.
Friday, February 19
Travel with high-speed railway (Shinkansen bullet) to Nagoya
Company visit to Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). Presentation and factory tour. Theme: production of passenger plane MRJ90.
Company visit to Toyota. Presentation and test run of the fuel cell car Mirai. Visit the Toyota Kaikan Museum.
Returning to Tokyo
Meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
His Majesty the King meets Emperor Akihito of Japan
Internal summary dinner RTM 2016
Saturday, February 20
Departing from Tokyo back to Sweden
Kung Carl XVI Gustaf besöker Japan i en IVA-delegation IVA