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Japan’s KAIZEN Strategy tour in Kitakyushu


KAIZEN is one of the most important key word for Japan’s Industrial modernization and

world leading industries.

KAIZEN is the Japanese word for “improvement”. In business, KAIZEN refers to

activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the

workers on site. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross

organizational boundaries into the supply chain.



Tour conditions 

The tour is the tailor-made study tour exclusively for your group

Number of participant : from 5 to 40

Tour duration : one-day  

Tour guide and interpreter (English ) : Japan KYUSHU Tourist

Transportation : a chartered vehicle





8:30 leave hotel in Kitakyushu

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Yaskawa Electric


Toyota Motor Kyushu


17:30 arrive Hotel in Kitakyushu



Where to visit and what to learn


The only one in the world, the Blast Furnace which was actually used

until 1972, is preserved as it was.   This place is the birth place of 

Japan’s modern steel industry began in 1901 and It contributed greatly

to the development of the Japanese steel industry.


Yaskawa Electric

World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing company 

established in Kitakyushu in 1915. The robots are heavy duty industrial

robots used in welding, packing, assembly, painting and other activities.   

Robot manufacturing factory and Yaskawa Innovation Center can be



TOYOTA Motor Kyushu

Established in 1991, 100% shareholder of Toyota Motor. Major

manufactured car is Lexus, and annual production volume is 430,000

cars. Assembly line and Inspection line are visited at the factory tour.



The world’s largest toilet manufacturer established in Kitakyushu in

1917.   The company is well-known in Washlet which is an innovative 

toilet seat that features an integrated bidet. The sanitary ware

manufacturing factory and TOTO Museum can be visited.


The options

The following companies related to KAIZEN strategy can be included as option.


Nippon Steel   / Yawata Works

Japan’s first modern steel making company established in Kitakyushu

in 1901.  Now, becoming the best steel maker with World-leading

capabilities.  Process of steel making can be learned to visit Blast

Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.


NISSAN Motor Kyushu

The roots of NISSAN is Tobata Casting funded in Kitakyushu in 1911. 

 The factory was commenced operation in 1975. Now TEANA, X-TRAIL

ROGUE, SERENA and MURANO are being manufactured. 

The process from assembly of the parts to final products can be seen.

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