Japan Here I Come!

By Ron Pereira Published on January 11th, 2008

I am excited to announce that I am headed to see lean manufacturing at its best as I join Gemba Research on their upcoming Japan Kaikaku Experience.

We arrive in Japan March 9 and the plans are to visit the following companies during the trip.

  • Toyota Kyushu
  • TOTO Kokura
  • Omron Taiyo Beppu
  • Saishunka Pharmaceuticals
  • NGK Miyanojo – Kagoshima

I will be taking lots of pictures (when permitted of course) and hope to even break out a camcorder when possible. I will do my best to share all of my experiences with you over the blog. So stay tuned!

If you have any questions for me to ask or things you would like me to watch for while in Japan please email me or leave a comment below.

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  1. Brad

    January 12, 2008 - 10:11 pm

    Congats! I look forward to hearing all about Japan. Maybe someday I will get to go on the trip too.

  2. Ron Pereira

    January 12, 2008 - 10:28 pm

    Thanks Brad and Mark. Funny thing is Mike’s posts way back when really got me wanting to make this trip. It is going to be awesome.

  3. Rob

    January 13, 2008 - 1:29 am

    Hey Ron! Sounds great. Be prepared for jet lag and l-o-n-g days. Don’t forget to charge-up the digital camera and take spare underwear.

    Check out my photos here:

    I particularly like this one:

    Bon voyage!

  4. Chris

    January 14, 2008 - 8:36 am

    I was fortunate enough to go a couple of years ago. Gemba Research runs a top quality trip!

  5. Ron Pereira

    January 14, 2008 - 8:57 pm

    Thanks for all the comments and links everyone. I am definitely stoked about the trip!

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