Host: University of Mauritius
Date: 7-9 September 2023
Venue: Ravenala Attitude Hotel Mauritius
Introduction to the Japan Textile Machinery Society of Japan and the 50th Textile Research Symposium.
The Textile Research Symposium (TRS) is an international symposium organized by The Textile Machinery Society of Japan. The first TRS was organized in 1972 by two world-renowned academics, Professor Sueo Kawabata, Kyoto University and Professor Masako Niwa, Nara Women’s University, to bring together researchers in the field of textiles from academia and industry. Their main aim was to rejuvenate the fading emphasis of the importance of textile research and education in the Japanese Education System. Over the past fifty years, the TRS has become a well-known international annual symposium covering a wide range of textile research fields from fiber science, apparel engineering to management. This symposium is playing an important role in bridging the communication gap and forging friendships between textile scientists, engineers and researchers across the world. The TRS has continued to be held annually even after the retirement of Prof. Kawabata and Prof. Niwa. In recent years, the TRS has been held in Japan and overseas alternately. Up to now, the TRS has successfully been held seven times in six overseas countries, i.e. Hangzhou in China (2006), Daegu in Korea (2008), New Delhi in India (2010, 2016), Guimaraes in Portugal (2012), Christ Church in New Zealand (2014) and Liberec in Czech Republic (2019). In 2023, TRS will celebrate half a century of impactful research and innovation in the field of textiles. TRS 50 will be held in Mauritius in September 2023. We extend a warm welcome to all textile professionals to present their work and to be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Textile Research Symposium.