The video shown below is Tsunami striked East Japan in 2011 After that event, Japan have keep continuing develop new systems in order to retrieving data, analyzing and give early warning with many sources.
There are automatic welding lines, manual line and assembling lines.
Also many in-process checks, handy push-pull gauge, CMM and qc tools are used. Kanban System still seems like implement, engineering design change as well.
source page: TMMF
The alternative Energy to substitute Nuclear Energy
Though Japan have to import many energy sorces from aboard, but they have their own a lot of hot spring. June 2012, the idea, how to use this source to produce electricity more enough to supply the households, has been made to be a new drama named "MAGMA"
Toyota announced that they has developed a
Vehicle-To-Home (V2H) system, which allows power to be shared between a
plug-in vehicle(PHEV) and a home. The company will begin testing the new
system at the end of 2012, using Prius plug-in hybrids at ten households that are part of the Toyota City Project.
A V2H system lets homeowners store electricity in an EV battery during
cheaper off-peak times, and use it to power the household during peak
times. It can also function as an emergency power source in case of an
outage. There’s a lot of interest in V2H and other “smart” energy
applications in Japan these days, as the country begins to phase out its
nuclear power plants.
Toyota’s V2H system uses an AC100 V
inverter onboard the Prius PHEV to convert stored power into AC suitable
for home use, while a Home Energy Management System (HEMS)
automatically controls the energy flow. With a fully charged battery and
full tank of gasoline, a Prius can supply enough power for an average
Japanese household (about 10 kWh) for four days.