Discoveries and Inventions That Anyone Can Make 188.8.131.52 Technology and skills
Today, many things can be mass-produced cheaply with advanced processing machines and computers that manage them highly quickly. However, humans still have not been defeated. There are many things only human hands, eyes, ears, and body can process the units that these processing machines and computers cannot recognize and process. It is called a skillful technique. Some of them are the parts used for artificial satellites, the curved parts of the front nose part of the Shinkansen trains that can withstand the wind pressure, etc.
These are skills rather than technologies. The difference between the definitions of technology and skill is described in Kojien (English-Japanese dictionary and search engine for English translations.) as follows.
Technology: Something applying science to practice to modify and process natural things to help human life.
Skill: Skill to perform arts
The era when Japan achieved excellent results at the Skills Olympics was a period of high economic miracle. The craftsmen were full of energy, but the false belief that skills were old-fashioned led to a decline in successors, entering the digital age and at the same time losing their position to Asian countries.
In commemoration of the first Asian 19th Skills Olympic Games held in Tokyo on November 10, 1970, the Ministry of Labor established "Skills Day" in 1971, the following year.
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