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Explore Japan: Learning Japan’s Aerospace Development

Explore Japan: Learning Japan’s Aerospace Development

Gifu-Kagamigahara Air and Space Museum

Would you like to know more about Japan’s aerospace development?

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, is well-known among people interested in air and space. Called the Smithsonian Institution of Japan, the aerospace museum in Gifu provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about the development of Japanese aerospace technology and its current status. The first floor displays actual Japanese-made aircraft, and the second exhibits Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) as the elements of the International Space Station.
An expert who has worked for NASA will accompany the tour and explain Japanese space development and the space industry. An expert with a pilot’s license will introduce you to Japanese aircraft.

Date & Time: April 10 (Monday), 2023. 9:30 a.m. ~ 4:30 p.m.

We will welcome international graduate students in the greater Nagoya area.

Destination: Gifu-kagamigahara Air and Space Museum, Gifu prefecture

Meeting place & Time: Parking Area, Toyota Auditorium, Nagoya University at 9:15 a.m.

This is a bus-tour. The bus leaves the campus at 9:30 a.m. sharp.


  1. Participation is free. We accept the application on first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Nagoya RyuNet covers the event insurance premium. If you cannot attend the event, please kindly notify us by sending the email message to
  3. This event takes place, even when it rains.
  4. Please wear the mask on the event day. If you do not feel good, please do not attend the event. Notify your absence by calling the phone number in our letter of confirmation.
  5. Bring your own anti-sickness medicine if you get carsick as you will be riding the bus.
  6. We plan to use the cafeteria in the museum (we will subsidize up to 1,000 yen) for lunch. If you need special attention to the food, please bring your own lunch.
  7. This event accepts graduate students only. (Children are not allowed.)

If you want to participate in this event, please fill out the application form below.