There is no doubt in my mind that we live in a country surrounded by some of the best engineers in the world. Japanese engineers are inarguably right up at the top in the world when it comes to building cars or electronic devices but how many know of their prowess as road builders. They are fantastic at the task of building highways and this fact is driven home everyday I live in this wonderful country. This week I was walking from my work place, an English conversation school in Osaka, Fukushima, chatting with a friend about Japanese engineering. The main topic was the train poster I had seen earlier that morning on the subway declaring that Panasonic has just come out with a 3D handy video camera. I do recall when I first saw 3D televisions I said something like “but how many shows will be made in 3D?” Seems now ever Tom, Dick and Harry can make a Panasonic 3D home video and put their brand new 3D televisions to good use. We were just thinking over this wonderful new example of Japanese engineering when we stopped and looked up.
Above our very heads was another example of Japanese engineering. This example shows sheer determination and grit to finish task.
So what do Japanese engineers do when they run smack into a large building that is blocking the progress of their new highway? Tear it down? Go around it? Nope they go straight through it taking care not to disturb the other tenants.
Gotta Love Every Minute.