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ILC NEWS from Tohoku

-brought to you by the Tohoku ILC Promotion Council-

Here's the latest news about the local effort for the ILC in Tohoku (northeastern Japan)
 
Getting ready for winter, dried foods

During the autumn months, many houses in Ichinoseki have a curtain of orange hanging from their eaves. These are all persimmons drying in the sun ready to be consumed in December. Historically, dried foods (kanbutsu) were an essential part of welcoming the winter months to make sure that there’s a steady supply of nutrient rich fruit and vegetable to fall back on. There are many benefits of dried foods which include the addition of nutritional value, the reduction of food loss, depth of flavor, saving energy as refrigeration isn’t needed, and having a source of essential vitamins and minerals in times of disaster.

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CAMOCY 
~Rikuzentakata’s Fermentation Facility~

Before we begin, please allow me to note that the original article regarding the topic has been written by Ms. Sarah Chu, who is a great person as well as a great friend who had helped me right after I had moved into Ofunato.
The time, effort and passion she has put into the original article is very heartwarming, which is why I had taken this chance to touch upon the topic myself and also link the original work here for those of you who are interested.

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With a spirit of gratitude

SHITAUTSUBO Yukinori, the CEO of KITA-SANRIKU FACTORY INC., sells sea urchins raised at the world’s only “sea urchin farm.” The quality of these urchins has been recognized by even chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants. Yukinori’s home region was impoverished following the earthquake, but he was greatly encouraged by the many fans who praised the wonderful taste of sea urchins from Iwate prefecture. To respond to aid from outside and further promote reconstruction, a decade after the earthquake he is actively working to solve regional issues. His contributions include the launch of a sea urchin farming business to enable shipping of urchins in out-of-season periods by revitalizing devastated sea areas depleted of seaweeds due to global warming and other external factors.

About Tohoku ILC Promotion Council

This conference, consisting of industry, academic, and government representatives, has been established to promote basic scientific research and to deepen the understanding of the International Linear Collider, as well as to research and maintain the environment during ILC installation.
http://www.tohoku-ilc.jp/en
That's the news for this month! As always, feel free to send us any questions about local activities for the ILC, life in the region, or about working in Japan.

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