Japan makes new leads in building infrastructure, sanitation and health
A growing metropolis, Jakarta has introduced Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Contact Project to reduce constant traffic jams in the capital city.
One of the outstanding features of the Shimizu Joint Venture section is the adoption of the Shield Tunnel Boring Method used to construct tunnels, making this the first time that this method was used Indonesia.
The stations will be connected by 2 tunnels with an inner diameter of 6.05 meters.
The implementation of the Shield Tunneling Method in Phase 1 of the construction has completed its task by reaching its final destination.
With a history of more than 200 years, Shimizu Corporation has made the best use of its technology and knowhow fostered in Japan, as well as its various achievements and experiences earned in the Southeast Asia area.
“All Japan is the slogan in exporting infrastructure to Asia and abroad, but, I think that not only our company but the presence of Japan can also be shown by carrying out this construction,” said Construction Manager Shimizu Corporation, Masanobu Sakamoto.
The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo is considering this project very important.
In addition to a few visits to the site during construction, the president also witnessed the moment when the tunneling machine reached the Setiabudi underground station area.
The Japanese technology is not only playing an important role in improving traffic conditions in Indonesia’s capital, but the innovative Japanese sanitary ware maker TOTO is creating a brand new exclusive showroom, the Technical Center in Bangkok.
Visitors can feel the touch of TOTO’s latest technology and products through well-designed displays and interactive experiences.
This showroom was designed by leading architects and a design firm of Thailand.
“We found that the core value for TOTO products is innovation and comfort. All the users, developers, designers, that come in the future can visualize the space, the products in their own homes, products or their own developments,” said Executive Director Architects 49 Ltd., Maythin Chantra-Ou-Rai.
Visitors can understand that TOTO’s latest technological innovations, the internal functions and the mechanism of products. Visitors can experience TOTO’S latest products including its advanced shower technology.
Displays include a variety of TOTO bathtubs and showers. There are various variations in toilet products with highlights as Neorest and Washlet. Visitors can also experience a combination of various lavatory and faucets.
“Adjustable mock-ups with scale allow guests to understand the proper place and position to install the product,” said Product Advisor, TOTO (Thailand) co., Ltd., Natsiri Pochanakul.
Sanitary products seamlessly combine technology, comfort, and design to make everyday life more pleasant and convenient.
“We hope that this can be a space where clients can come visit, touch and experience the products, as well as showing the world of our technology,” said President, TOTO (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Hiroyuki Suzuki.
APAO 2017 – the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress was held in Singapore. It is a major event taking place annually in this field. The intraocular lenses made by Japanese company HOYA Surgical Optic helps restore the visual accuracy of cataract patients.
HOYA Surgical Optic developed wide range of optics and highly innovative lens materials, singularly focused on advanced intraocular lenses (or IOLs) which can be introduced into the eye through a tiny incision.
Also, with a unique pre-assembled delivery system, surgeons can insert the IOLs into the eyes easily. HOYA Surgical Optics has become one of the fastest-growing IOL companies in the world.
“I believe that Hoya stands at the forefront of this area. I believe that this lens, to cataract surgery, we do not look it as a vision resurrective surgery, but as something which enhances the whole lifestyle of the patient toward the end. We view it as a significant step forward,” said Chairman The Eye Foundation India, DR. D Ramamurthy.
“We have a very strong product pipeline, which will bring benefits to the surgeons in the way he operates. For the patients, clear vision long-term benefits in our lens technology that will definitely give us a lot of potential for our growth going forward in the Asian-Pacific region,” said VP, Global Sales, HOYA Surgical Optics, Mads Bjerre Andersen.
30 years of research and development and state-of-the-art technology at HOYA Surgical Optics benefits the cataract patients.
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