Kuwaiti, GCC ambassadors experience Japan''s next-generation energy

ambassadors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, including Kuwaiti Ambassador Abdulrahman Al-Otaibi, have visited an energy park featuring next-generation energy facilities in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan, to observe Japan's cutting-edge technology.
At the invitation of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Wakayama prefectural government, Al-Otaibi and other envoys from the six Gulf countries have experienced a wide variety of new energy, such as wind-powered generator, solar photovoltaic energy system, biomass facilities at "Hidaka Port New-Energy Park" in Gobo City, some 460 km southwest of Tokyo, Kuwaiti Embassy said Wednesday.
Equipped with a research and experience-based park where visitors can tour the latest demonstration research facilities for new energies, the site is considered Japan's most developed Next-Generation Energy Park.
According to the ministry, there are 13 government-funded Next-Generation Energy Park projects throughout the country, which aim to increase opportunities for the general public to have first-hand experience of next-generation energy. Together with local students, the delegates also planted six memorial trees in the park.
While in the region, ambassadors also held talks with Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshihiro Nikai, in which the minister expressed hope that their visit would boost exchanges between Arab nations and Japan, as well as Wakayama Prefecture.
"I believe your visit helps people in the world understand Japan's engagement with next-generation energy," Nikai told ambassadors.