ILC NEWS from Tohoku

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Here's the latest news about the local effort for the ILC in Tohoku (northeastern Japan)



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COVID in 2023:How’s Oshu Doing?

It’s been 3 years since COVID-19 changed all of our lives. As with the rest of the world, Oshu, Iwate, has put various infection control measures in place. But how has COVID-19 impacted the lives of people in Oshu? Further, what are things like now? This article will address these questions.

As a preventative measure against COVID-19, most people living in Japan masked up on a regular basis – a situation that has continued to this day. Mask wearing has never been mandatory in Japan, only recommended. However, Japan’s had a long culture of wearing face masks, and it’s easy for most people to do, since they get used to masks at an early age. Japan also has a plentiful variety of masks, so even though I was unused to them at first, I was able to find a type that was comfortable for me, and now it’s about as normal as wearing a pair of socks. If you get the chance to visit Japan, I encourage you to take a look around and see if you can find a mask style that appeals to you.

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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.

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