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Monodzukuri Sousei Centre (Center for Design and Products Innovation) of Yamaguchi University Eng. Dept. Breaks Guinness World Record
Center for Design and Products Innovation of Yamaguchi University Engineering Department, along with Engineering Dept.'s students, broke a Guinness World Record with the help of the local citizens.
This project, with support of JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency), was launched by the centre aiming to promote the fun of science to children. It was also their goal to nurture the next generation's human resources majoring in science as part of the "Choushuu Fun-Science Restoration Project". The attempt took place on 29 November 2009 (Sun) at 13.00 pm at Tokiwa Park (Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture).
Using 10482 PET bottles, a tower with the height of 7.39m was built and this entered the Guinness Book of World Records under the "Tallest bottle sculpture" category. This PET bottles tower, later adorned with about 10 thousands illumination lights, was displayed for public viewing at the "TOKIWA Fantasia '09"'s Illumination Contest (5 Dec (Sat)- 26 Dec (Sat) 2009, Tokiwa Park's Amusement Park) that was held by the same steering committee that organized the making of the pet bottles tower.
Center for Design and Products Innovation even now is still involved in various activities with their goal to cultivate future scientists of Japan.