March 2012

March 28, 2012 4:40 PM

Training cooperation on Planning Support for the Introduction of Solar Power

Study tour of premises equipment

▲ Study tour of premises equipment

My name is Kubota, and I am in charge of the Solar Power Generation Project at Nissin Electric Co., Ltd.

Upon request by the Pacific Resource Exchange Center (PREX), our company has cooperated with “Training on Planning Support for the Introduction of Solar Power,” one of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)’s various support activities for developing countries. In line with this, 17 trainees from 14 Asian and African countries visited Nissin Electric’s head office in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, on February 13.

That day, after attending lectures on photovoltaic power generation systems and power conditioners, the trainees, shivering from the cold, went on a study tour of equipment and products on the premises. In the Q&A session, the trainees enthusiastically asked questions that made me feel their passion. I’ll be truly happy if they can make use of what they learned in this training in their future efforts.

Nissin Electric will continue its active commitment to international contributions through activities like this.

♪ Related link:
Pacific Resource Exchange Center (PREX)
International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Nisshin Electric Co., Ltd.

Nisshin Electric Co., Ltd.
Nisshin Electric is an electric machinery and apparatus manufacturer specializing in various electrical products so that everyone can lead a comfortable and smooth daily life. Specifically, we manufacture and sell electric power equipment (receiving and transforming facilities and phase modifying equipment), control systems, and charged particle beam-orientation equipment for such facilities as electric power companies, industrial buildings & factories, expressways, and water treatment plants. More recently, we have also put efforts into development and delivery of photovoltaic power generation systems. Nisshin Electric’s official website:

March 12, 2012 10:05 AM

Last athletics practice session of fiscal 2011 held for local junior high school students in Itami City

Hello! I am Takagi, of the Precision Wire Sales Department, Sumitomo (SEI) Steel Wire Corp.
Every year, Sumitomo Electric organizes monthly athletics practice sessions for junior high school students in Itami City for four months from November to February. Being a member of the company’s athletic club, I have participated in this program as a coach for the past two years. Each time I look forward to meeting junior high school students on the practice ground.

Everyone smiling during the practice

▲ Everyone smiling during the practice

On Saturday, February 18, we held the last athletics practice session for this fiscal year. Despite the cold mid-winter weather, approximately 100 students from Itami City took part in the event.

Members of the athletic club created a selection of training exercises for the students, and in the session sometimes ran and jumped with them - things that we are not accustomed to. Track and field is a sport difficult to teach. It is not easy to express each movement of the body in words. However, the participants attentively listened to what we said and did it the right away. To our delight, they said: “This is really interesting. We will try this at school, too.” Although we are inexperienced as coaches, we did our best to help them. Hearing these words, we felt our efforts were rewarded. In addition, we also learned from them by listening to their simple questions and frank comments typical of junior high school students and by observing their running styles.

At the end of each practice session, the participants, divided into several teams, run a relay race. Athletic club members also formed a team and took part in the race. Although we thoroughly enjoyed it, we ran so seriously that we forgot about the cold. The next time the members and students meet again, we could be competing against each other as athletes in a track and field event during the athletics season!

This athletics practice program also provides us with the opportunity to meet many local citizens. Sumitomo Electric athletic club members are very happy to be able to take part in these community service programs, in addition to participating in competitions as athletes.
Our athletics practice program of fiscal 2011 ended in success. I look forward to communicating with local people in similar activities in the next fiscal year.

Students and club members jogging together

▲ Students and club members jogging together

♪ Related link: Athletic Club Website (Japanese)