Kyoto SCC Day 1 and 2 – Kick off meeting in IBM Japan HQ and Heading to Kyoto

Our team of Smarter Cities Challenge Kyoto met in IBM Japan HQ for the first time! After a sharing session with the SCC Date team about their experiences, we met with the leader of SCC in IBM Japan, Yoshizaki-san and with the IBM General Manager, IBM Japan, Martin Jetter. Their perspective and insight will be very helpful to our team.

京都スマーターシティチャレンジのキックオフを、日本IBM本社にて行いました。まずはこの4月に行われた伊達SCCのメンバーから話を聞き、彼らの経験やアドバイスを受け取ることができました。その後の吉崎さん(日本IBMのSCCのリーダー)とマーティン・イェッターさん(日本IBM社長)とのミーティングでは、チームへの期待やアイデアを聞くことができました。

team pic

In the afternoon we had a discussion session in preparation for our interview with Mayor Kadokawa of Kyoto City on Monday morning. Next morning we departed Tokyo for Kyoto via Shinkansen. We saw beautiful Mount Fuji from the bullet train!

月曜日の朝に行われる京都の門川市長へのインタビュー準備のため、午後はディスカッションセッションを行いました。次の日の朝、新幹線で京都へ。新幹線からは、美しい富士山が見えました!

MtFuji

After lunch we did some local sightseeing, including Yasaka shrine and Gion. We saw a beautiful Maiko-san (Geisha) there.

お昼を食べた後、メンバーで八坂神社や祇園といった観光に行きました。祇園では、とても美しい舞妓さんも見かけましたよ!

We had a great team building dinner at the side of Kamogawa (Kamo river).

夜は鴨川の川床でチームビルディングディナー。さわやかな風と美味しい料理に、プロジェクトの成功を誓いました!

teamdinner

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2 responses to “Kyoto SCC Day 1 and 2 – Kick off meeting in IBM Japan HQ and Heading to Kyoto

  1. It is rainy season in Japan now and it’s good for romantic atmosphere of Kyoto city with rain. All of you can feel Japanese culture and teach Kyoto citizen their value what they aren’t aware.
    今は梅雨ですが雨の京都もオツなもの。みなさん日本の文化を肌で感じて京都市の皆さんも気づいていないその価値を再発見させてあげてくださいね。

  2. Koji

    Please understand that most people who lives in affected area against idea of City’s plan. Tourism is NOT only one thing in Kyoto. Tourism is big and draws many people, but there are 1.4 million people live in packed city.

    Our neighbor are already tired of tourism and normal life is adversely affected. Please listen to people who has life here, not just city employees nor preselected by them.

    It seems good, but forgets people who has normal life, and Japan and Japanese cities do not have open space as a US cities.