Japan Study Tour 2017

From 21 to 26 May 2017, 19 students went on the Japan Study Tour organized by the Department of Management.  Visiting Hamamatsu, the second largest city in Japan, the students experienced local culture and gained insights into the regional management practices.

During the study tour, a wide range of enterprises, government organizations and universities were visited, including the Industrial Department of Hamamatsu City, Toyoya Sakichi Memorial & Suzuki History Museum, Hamamatsu Company and Shizuoka University, to name a few. Students took the opportunities to learn about the entrepreneurial mottos and business models from the Management representatives of the corporates, broadening their horizons.  They also knew more about the development blueprint of the city and the cutting edge technology by local corporates.

To fully absorb the humanism and values treasured by the Japanese, the students also dressed in Yukata, enjoyed the hot spring and guided tours to Oguni-Shrine as well as the Mount Fuji. The multifaceted campus life which spanned six days—morning exercise at the break of the day, saying “Itadakimasu” at every meal, taking off the shoes when leaving and entering premises, playing ball games with local students, and harvesting onions in the mud– all mounted up to one of the most fascinating experiences during the tour.

The Department of Management would like to thank OISCA International Hong Kong for its dedication in arranging the study tour which provided a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for the participants. Special thanks go to a number of departments at HSMC such as the Registry and Finance Office, for their support and assistance. Under the guidance of Dr. Hui and the collaboration OISCA International Hong Kong for more than nine months, five students majoring in BBA-MGT (Siu Chun Hin Johnny, Yuen Ka Wai Kathy, Chu Wai Man Mandy, Chan Chun Yat Derek, and Cheung Hiu Ting Miko) successfully organized the study tour and applied their knowledge in management into practice. The study tour would not have been as successful as it was without the devotion and support of the above parties.

A representative from OISCA International Hong Kong saw the participants off as they set off.

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Walking through the boulevard in shades to Oguni-Shrine, the students found their inner-peace and were blessed at a ceremony.

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At the Industrial Department of Hamamatsu City, students had a deeper understanding of the history of industrial development in Hamamatsu, their avant-garde technology and industries, strategies of promoting entrepreneurship and attracting investment capital.

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Students demonstrated interest in the topics and were eager to raise questions.

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A student gave it a try at the manual weaving machine designed by Mr. Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota.

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Participants had an on-site visit at Toyoya Sakichi Memorial & Suzuki History Museum and understood more about the company’s history, vehicle production line and status-quo.

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Participants visited Kanzan-ji Temple and Lake Hamana.

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Participants were attentive at lectures at Shizuoka University.

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At Hamamatsu Photonics, participants learned more about modern photonics engineering.

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Participants dressed in Yukata, experiencing local culture.

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Sightseeing at Mount Fuji—exploring the beauty of the nature at Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi, Narusawa-hyōketsu, Asagiri Plateau and Shiraito Falls.

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Experience of farming and local campus life.

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The credits went to the five BBA-MGT students (Chu Wai Man Mandy, Yuen Ka Wai Kathy, Siu Chun Hin Johnny, Cheung Hiu Ting Miko, and Chan Chun Yat Derek), Prof. Chow, Dr. Hui and Mr. Siu for making the study tour happened.

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