JASCers tour Kikkoman and Harley-Davidson

On August 7th the Delegation of the 64th JASC traveled to Milwaukee, WI to tour the Harley-Davidson Museum and the Kikkoman manufacturing facilities.

Famous motorcycle producer, Harley-Davidson, has been manufacturing bikes in the Milwaukee area for one hundred years. JASCers had an opportunity to learn about the storied history of the Harley-Davidson and the company’s more recent expansion into the Asian motorcycle market.

Kikkoman was the first Japanese manufacturing company to set up a plant in the U.S., choosing Wisconsin as the location to produce the company’s signature soy sauce. JASC Delegates were able to learn about this history as well as more about the ins and outs of a Japanese company operating in the U.S. through a lecture from Kikkoman U.S.A. President & CEO Kazuo Shimizu. Delegates then toured the manufacturing facility,  observing the soy sauce manufacturing process from start to finish and receiving a gift of a bottle of sauce.

Thanks to both Kikkoman and Harley-Davidson for hosting the 64th JASC!

Kikkoman U.S.A. President and CEO Kazuo Shimizu gives a presentation to JASC Delegates

Delegates Ai Miura (Keio University) and Saria Kawano (Juntendo University) where protective gear while touring the plant

Autumn Ding (Bryn Mawr College) and Cruz Arroyo (Haverford College) show off their gifts from Kikkoman


 

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