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Japan: Through the Lens –National Skills Competition 2010

The 48th National Skills Competition and the 32nd Abilympics took place in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, 15th – 25th October 2010. 150,000 was the cumulative number of people including Competitors who visited both events. It was about 1.5 times more than the organiser had expected. Many coaches assigned to their competition team stated that they regarded [...]

How a WorldSkills Competition made him grow up

We, Mono Zukuri Vocational Research Institute LLP in Japan, conducted an interview with Mr. Katsuya Yamazaki, the silver medalist of Construction Metal works of WorldSkills Calgary 2009. We learned much regarding how the vocational training and competition made him grow up. I did not feel nervous at WorldSkills Competition. I managed to keep my motivation [...]

Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition – Japan

The 5th Youth Monozukuri Skills Competition (YMSC) was held on 4th – 6th Aug 2010 in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. More than 200 young competitors were taking part in and competing in 14 skill categories. This event was promoted by Japan Vocational Ability Development Association (JAVADA), the organization that is Japanese representative for WorldSkills International. Some [...]