At Keio University, the Ogawa Laboratory, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, is working to establish technology for measurement inside fuel cells. The aim is to enable stable electric current generation in fuel cells, which have recently undergone rapid advances in development.
Kagawa prefecture, located on Shikoku (the smallest of the 4 main islands of Japan), is famous for having perhaps the best Udon noodles in Japan. It's the smallest prefecture in Japan, but they have more than 900 Udon restaurants across the prefecture (as compared to only 300 convenience stores in the prefecture).
A lot of udon gets eaten in Kagawa but a lot of excess udon gets generated as well and typically goes to waste.