Japan International Machine Tool Fair; Perry the platypus from ‘Phineas and Ferb’

Exhibitions

Machine tool fair 2012

The 26th Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF), which is jointly organized by the Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association and Tokyo Big Sight Inc., will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Nov. 1 to 6.

The fair, regarded as the largest such exhibition in Asia, will focus on craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology under the theme “Mono-Zukuri Innovation.”

JIMTOF 2012 will bring together nearly 700 exhibitors from 19 countries and various areas throughout the world. About 120,000 visitors from across the globe are expected to attend this year.

To respond to high interest from the visitors toward production technologies, JIMTOF 2012 will hold various lectures, seminars and special exhibits.

Online registration to attend is being accepted through the JIMTOF 2012 website at www.jimtof.org. Detailed contents of the lectures, seminars and special exhibits at JIMTOF 2012 can be found on the site, which is available in several languages.

On the first day, a keynote speech on “The biggest manufacturer in China, Foxconn” will be delivered by Takeo Nakagawa, president and CEO of Fine Tech Corp.

Three special lectures will be provided about the technologies for Subaru’s Driving Assist System EyeSight, the construction of Tokyo Skytree and manufacturing’s future in the aircraft industry.

Attendance is free and simultaneous English interpretation will be available for the keynote speech.

For more information, visit www.jimtof.org.

New Products

Cartoon show character

Kiddy Land Co., in cooperation with the Walt Disney Co. (Japan) Ltd., will open on Oct. 1 a special section to showcase a popular character from the “Phineas and Ferb” animated show on the Disney Channel at the Kiddy Land store in the Harajuku area of Tokyo.

“Phineas and Ferb” is a popular American comedy-musical series, which had its debut broadcast on Aug. 17, 2007, that has won several awards. So far, it has been broadcast in 167 countries in 35 languages around the world and seen by 370 million people. In Japan, people can watch the show on TV Tokyo, Disney Channel and Dlife.

The series follows Phineas Flynn and his English stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. Their pet, a platypus named Perry (shown above), is especially popular.

Various items featuring Perry are available at the store which is a landmark in the Harajuku and Omotesando area.

The store offers the latest trendy goods and has products not only of Japanese characters but also well-known overseas characters.

For more information, visit www.kiddyland.co.jp.