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Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, Conduct Variety of Special Events and Employ Anniversary Logo

Tokyo, May 26, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - On June 1 Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum will mark the 20th anniversary of its establishment. To celebrate this anniversary, the museum will conduct a variety of events at the museum on the day, and introduce special anniversary logos to commemorate the year. The anniversary events will include scientific experiments to further stimulate children's interest in science and technology. A number of other events are also planned for the coming year.

Two new logo designs are being introduced to commemorate the museum's 20-year anniversary. Both feature "Techno-kun," the museum's mascot character, and the new museum logo adopted in April of last year, accompanied by the words "20th Anniversary." Main logo also celebrates children's blossoming interest in science and technology with the copy line "Toward a thrilling and exciting future" and a new illustration of "Techno-kun" holding a flower.

The anniversary scientific experiments will deal with four themes aimed at elementary school students - low-temperature, vacuum, water pressure, and buoyancy - and will be presented at different times during the day. The low-temperature experiment, which is being presented for the first time at the museum, will demonstrate what happens to flowers and rubber balls when they are dipped into ultra-low-temperature liquid nitrogen. The program also explains about liquid fuel used for rocket engines. Children viewing the experiments will also be able to participate in rock-paper-scissors matches with "Techno-kun" and museum guides.

A special "Mission Lab" event will also be held on the day of the anniversary at the Space Project in the "Trial Square" zone that offers visitors a hands-on 3D design and printing experience involving a futuristic vehicle for mining operations on the lunar surface. In the Mission Lab event, up to 12 visitors will work together as a team to design a DODECATRON mining vehicle that will then be output on a 3D printer in special limited-edition gold or silver colors to commemorate the anniversary. Paper crafting of "Techno-kun" masks and other events will also be held to mark the day.

To celebrate both the museum's anniversary and the anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port, which is June 2, students of high school age and younger will be admitted to the museum free of charge from May 31 (Sat) through June 2 (Mon).

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Since its foundation in 1884, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has sought pioneering new monodzukuri (manufacturing) techniques, building the foundations for the development of the entire industry. Today, with environmental and energy issues to the fore, MHI provides people around the world with eco-friendly products, and contributes to society through its involvement in global infrastructure projects and other business activities. For more information, please visit the MHI website at www.mhi.co.jp.



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