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October 16, 2018

Japanese business leaders impressed by SMART Campus

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SINGAPORE, 16 OCTOBER, 2018: A delegation of 16 Japanese business leaders visited the SMART Campus today to look at the 21st century facilities which provide for NextGen learning for the students. 

The leaders were accompanied by Mr Kotaro Tamura, lead faculty of the Japan Programme at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and an advisory board member of Global Schools Foundation.

In an hour long campus tour, the leaders - all senior executives from large firms and MNCs in Japan and Japanese firms in Singapore - learnt about the digital classrooms, the skills based labs like culinary lab and radio and tv studios and the Smart library. They were welcomed to the school by the in-house robot Poppins, while the tour ended with a look at the smart multipurpose hall and the digitally savvy bus bay area. 

All were impressed by the SMART Campus and expressed satisfaction at the facilities. 

The delegates were attending a lecture on Innovation, Skills and Artificial Intelligence at the LKY school. It was part of the school's 12th edition of the Executive Programme on Insights into Regional Politics, Economics and Culture in Southeast Asia for Japanese Business Leaders and Policy Makers (IRPEC).  

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