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)
Morioka, chosen by the world

In January 2023, the New York Times selected Morioka as one of its places to visit in 2023, listing it right after London. The world’s eyes are on Morioka – and we’d like to show it off to you!
In this article, we’d like to first say that walking around Morioka is a delight in itself, because of the historic buildings and natural rivers and parks within the center of the city.

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International Port City, Ofunato

Becoming a Logistics Hub for the ILC

Within the ILC Project plan, it is expected that cryomodules, one of the most important experimental equipment, in addition to cooling equipment and other devices necessary for the research facilities, will be sent from United States and Europe by sea.

In the “ILC Tohoku Master Plan,” released by the Tohoku ILC Promotion Council in 2018, it states that Ofunato Port is positioned to be one of the logistics hubs (unloading bays) for ILC construction materials and equipment sent by sea and are anticipated to play a key role in its realization. As such, we would like to take this time to explain the key features of Ofunato Port in this article.

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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.
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.

Best wishes,
The Tohoku ILC Promotion Council
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