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)
At their annual meeting, the Tohoku ILC Promotion Council adopts a resolution calling for the national government to make a decision on the ILC

The Tohoku ILC Promotion Council held its 2019 annual meeting at a hotel in Sendai City on July 1st. There, they adopted a resolution to call on the Japanese national government to make a speedy decision on the ILC. They also affirmed that they would work to convey how enthusiastic the area is for the ILC at the Linear Collider Workshop to be held in Sendai City in October.

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Eight organizations from southern Iwate and northern Miyagi cross prefectural borders to form a liaison council for the ILC

On July 17th, eight organizations from southern Iwate and northern Miyagi held the first meeting of their liaison council for the ILC in a hotel in Ichinoseki City. Currently, the national government is considering whether or not to host the ILC, so these organizations crossed prefectural borders to become a unified front that will carry out efforts to increase enthusiasm for the project.

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Students at Ichinoseki Higashi Middle School gain a deeper interest in particle physics – A physicist from KEK comes for a talk

Ichinoseki Higashi Middle School in Takizawa, Ichinoseki City, held a special class on the International Linear Collider (ILC) on July 4th.

The city government holds these classes for middle school students in order to deepen their understanding of the ILC project. A researcher from Japan’s High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK, in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture) came to teach the students about the basics of particle physics and what sort of research will be done at the ILC.

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The Sansa Odori Drum Festival
Every year on August 1-4 you will hear the constant pounding of drums throughout the city of Morioka in Iwate Prefecture. That’s because the city is hosting its annual Sansa Odori Drum Festival, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest drum parade in the world!
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The Michinoku Coastal Trail opens to the public!
The first national trail in Japan
When you bring up long nature trails throughout the world, in Japan (and perhaps throughout the world?) we tend to think of the Pacific Crest Trail of the western United States, famous thanks to the 2014 film “Wild.” And in Europe, there’s the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago), a pilgrimage route that which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
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Summer Passion in Tohoku, Japan 4K (Ultra HD)
Japan's northern region of Tohoku is a true treasureland just begging to be explored. Blessed with breathtaking landscapes, enduring history, and unique culture and traditions, get aquainted with this beautiful land through our series of stunning videos. Then, get out there and discover for yourself all Tohoku has to offer.

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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