With the ILC being such an exciting and huge project, many Japanese newspapers have reporting dedicated to the subject. Here you can find translations of relevant articles and links to original sources.

December 2017

  • 12.18.17  Staging: MEXT ILC panel of experts reappoints working groups (c/o Oshu ILC Promotion Division)
  • 12.15.17  Prof. Satoru Yamashita gives a talk in Sendai about the accelerating pace towards realizing the ILC
  • 12.13.17  An ILC Promotion Office set up in the Ofunato City Government – First one in the coastal area of Iwate
  • 12.11.17  Japanese Diet members to visit Europe in January 2018 – French Parliament member Hon. Olivier Becht gives positive support
  • 12.08.17  Morioka City holds its first advisory board: Discussing the challenges in internationalizing the region
  • 12.04.17  Future researchers study the workings of the ILC – Tohoku University workshop for HS students
  • 12.01.17  Minister of MEXT Hayashi gives his opinion on the shortening of the ILC: “We will deliberate seriously”
  • November 2017

  • 11.29.17  Data to come out next month from geological surveys of two places in the Ichinoseki area of the candidate site
  • 11.24.17  Mayor of Ichinoseki welcomes a smaller start for the ILC to help push forward the project
  • 11.22.17  A renewed sense of possibility for the ILC in Sendai: Iwate Heritage Association visits the candidate site
  • 11.20.17  An interview with Prof. Yamamoto of Tohoku University about the growing possibility of ILC realization
  • 11.17.17  ILC officials welcome news of the shortening of the ILC’s first stage
  • 11.15.17  Controlling construction costs for the ILC to 500 bn yen, and building momentum
  • 11.13.17  Showcasing Oshu City as a Place to Live (ILC Website Renewal) (c/o Oshu ILC Promotion Division)
  • 11.10.17  ICFA supports 250-GeV International Linear Collider and encourages its realization
  • 11.10.17  Technomesse 2017 held in Kitakami: ILC resin model and more (c/o Oshu ILC Promotion Division)
  • 11.08.17  Morioka company “Eastrise” to place office in Ichinoseki because of ILC (c/o Oshu ILC Promotion Division)
  • 11.03.17  Special lecture held at Otsuchi High School on the ILC
  • 11.01.17  The Tohoku ILC Promotion Council shows off Tohoku’s zeal for the ILC in France at LCWS2017
  • October 2017

  • 10.20.17  Iwate Industrial Research Institute holds its annual Open Day – Children witness the power of science through hands-on experiments
  • 10.18.17  Former Iwate Governor Hiroya Masuda gives a speech in Morioka: “The national government must show their intentions on the ILC by next summer”
  • 10.16.17  ILC Seminar at Morioka #1 High School – Interest deepens in the mysteries of the universe
  • 10.13.17  Recent Nobel Prize Winner Barry Barish had visited the Kitakami site in Iwate in 2012 – local officials thrilled at the news
  • 10.11.17  Hoping to accept and transport larger containers at their port, Ofunato runs a test on public roads – Hope to use for the ILC as well
  • 10.09.17  A strong presentation by the middle school students who visited CERN
  • 10.06.17  The deadline for Japan’s decision on the ILC is summer 2018 – Prof. Yamashita speaks at a seminar in Morioka
  • 10.04.17  An ILC lecture for the students of Tairadate Elementary – Science will open the door to Iwate’s development
  • 10.02.17  Using existing facilities as much as we can – IPU President Suzuki gives a speech
  • September 2017

  • 09.29.17  Economic organizations formally request Governor of Iwate to strengthen efforts to urge the national government to realize the ILC
  • 09.27.17  Iwate Prefecture ILC Office Director Jun Sasaki gives a speech to Hanamaki Agricultural High School
  • 09.25.17  An ILC Exhibition in Yokohama for industry officials
  • 09.22.17  The FDMILC requests the Minister of MEXT to list an item for ILC investigative costs in the budget
  • 09.20.17  Four years since Kitakami was selected as the ILC candidate site, negotiations taking place at central gov’t and abroad – Local gov’ts concentrate on steady PR efforts
  • 09.18.17  Over half of foreign researchers prefer to live within a 30 minute commute of the ILC according to a survey
  • 09.15.17  MEXT Minister Hayashi gives a speech in Morioka – The budgetary request for FY 2018 is a “big step forward”
  • 09.13.17  MEXT requests 260 million yen for ILC-related items in the budget
  • 09.11.17  Developing an industrial framework in Tohoku – KEK’s Honorary Professor Masakazu Yoshioka gives a seminar to SMEs to urge them to get involved with the ILC
  • 09.08.17  The ICFA confirms its approach to shorten the initial length of the ILC to 20 km – aiming for cost reduction for the first stage – debate accelerates towards a November announcement
  • 09.06.17  Seinan Middle School students in Hanamaki City learn about the mechanisms of the universe and the ILC
  • 09.04.17  The 4 students of the ILC Club return home after a satisfying trip to Switzerland
  • 09.01.17  Impressed by international institutions – A talk with 3 Japanese particle physicists
  • August 2017

  • 08.31.17  We will always dream of knowing more – The ILC Club meets with Dr. Lyn Evans
  • 08.29.17  Getting closer to the mysteries of the universe, and drawing a future picture of Iwate – the ILC Club visits CERN in Switzerland
  • 08.28.17  First ILC Seminar for the Federation of Ofunato City Assemblymen for the ILC
  • 08.25.17  The ILC Club middle school students visit CERN to see research
  • 08.24.17  Fascination with an international city – the ILC Club middle school students visit the U.N. during their trip to Switzerland
  • 08.22.17  Enjoying the sights and cuisine of a foreign country – ILC Club of middle school students visits Geneva
  • 08.21.17  Middle school students of the ILC Club head to Switzerland
  • 08.18.17  Families participate in fun particle experiments
  • 08.16.17  Professor Satoru Yamashita calls for prompt preparations for the ILC
  • 08.14.17  “Creation of an international hub of science” is entered as a formal request at the National Governors’ Conference held in Morioka
  • 08.11.17  Four municipalities of Iwate/Miyagi reaffirm their partnership in hopes of the ILC – Meeting of Mayors in Kurihara, Miyagi
  • 08.09.17  The people of Rikuzentakata learn about the ILC thanks to Iwate ILC Office Director Sasaki
  • 08.07.17  A seminar on how to attract people to the area by honorary professors
  • 08.03.17  Local companies search for ways to get involved in accelerator industry – Technology seminar for solving issues
  • 08.01.17  Four middle school students inducted at a ceremony in Morioka as the second group of students for the ILC Club
  • July 2017

  • 07.27.17  The world of elementary particles – up close. Mikajiri Elementary School students do experiments during an ILC seminar
  • 07.25.17  The Tohoku ILC Preparation Office researches technology for building an ILC with an initial length of 20 km
  • 07.14.17  Ichinoseki City is raising the next generation of researchers with their lectures for JHS students this year
  • 07.12.17  Morioka #1 HS Students present their research in English
  • 07.10.17  Students at Ashiro JHS in Hachimantai City fascinated by space and physics
  • 07.07.17  Tohoku International School now able to provide the IB curriculum for its pre-school and elementary school students
  • 07.05.17  The MEXT Panel of Experts discusses their report draft on methods of structure/management for the ILC
  • 07.03.17  The ICFA deliberates on shrinking ILC costs with a smaller initial length of 20 km
  • June 2017

  • 06.19.17  Envisioning the use of Ofunato port for the ILC, Iwate Prefecture halts the sale of industrial land sites
  • 06.16.17  Proactively disseminating information during this “important year for the ILC” – Top leadership meeting for the Iwate ILC Promotion Council
  • 06.15.17  Chambers of Commerce of the Kesen region hold an ILC assembly open to the general public with 600 people in attendance
  • 06.14.17  The Iwate ILC Promotion Council to release information on economic effects of the ILC in August
  • 06.07.17  Setting up housing and education (for the ILC) is a “must” – Working group at MEXT’s Panel of Experts presents outline of their report
  • 06.02.17  Verifying management structures with CERN as an example – Working group at MEXT’s Panel of Experts
  • May 2017

  • 05.31.17  Tohoku ILC Promotion Council requests ILC international coordination to the LDP – urging a government decision
  • 05.29.17  “Correctly Understanding the ILC is Important” at ILC Candidate Site (3rd Year Mizusawa HS Students Present on US Study Trip)
  • 05.22.17  German Researchers Visit Iwate, Advise Prefecture on ILC Preparations
  • 05.19.17  Waiting for the Go Sign to Build: German ILC Researchers Visit, Opinion Exchange
  • 05.18.17  Emphasizing the economic effects of the ILC – an interview with the Hon. Shunichi Suzuki
  • 05.17.17  The FDMILC strengthens its push towards US Congress – Discussions to bring about the ILC
  • 05.16.17  Oshu’s Future with the ILC: Guest Talks Start for Oshu Elem. Students
  • 05.11.17  The Tohoku ILC Promotion Council meets for their 2017 General Meeting to draft resolution for a quick decision by the national government on the ILC
  • 05.09.17  The FDMILC to visit US on April 30 – Exchanging opinions with Congress and the US government
  • April 2017

  • 04.27.17  Looking into how to prepare the surrounding environment for the ILC – Working group within MEXT’s Panel of Experts
  • 04.20.17  Ichinoseki puts up a special exhibit for increasing enthusiasm for the ILC – first time within a place of commerce
  • 04.19.17  Funds to increase national awareness – KEK to collect donations to accelerate awareness
  • 04.12.17  Candidate site for a synchrotron facility at Tohoku University – Praise for close partnerships
  • 04.11.17  New selections for Iwate gifts for the Hometown Tax Scheme – ILC books and traditional crafts
  • 04.10.17  Director General Horie of the Southern Iwate Regional Development Bureau to become Vice-President of Iwate Prefectural University
  • March 2017

  • 03.30.17  Ichinoseki youth petitioning support for the ILC
  • 03.16.17  Working group within MEXT’s Panel of Experts meets for the first time to begin verifying methods of structure and management
  • 03.15.17  The ILC Promotion Division of Oshu City to rise in rank
  • 03.14.17  Working towards proposing a bill for the realization for the ILC
  • 03.13.17  Elementary school students show off ILC flags in Ichinoseki
  • 03.10.17  The Yoshigasawa Neighborhood Association sets up a billboard on national road 397 for the ILC
  • 03.08.17  The ILC will bring harmony to the world – A seminar by Prof. Atsuto Suzuki
  • 03.07.17  Ichinoseki Linear Collider Bulletin “ILC News” Vol. 20
  • 03.06.17  Industry, academia, government, and private citizens: accelerating towards the ILC
  • 03.03.17  Iwate middle school students talk about the ILC at the Tokyo-Nikkei Forum Symposium on Regional Revitalization
  • 03.01.17  Cultivating Scientific Knowledge and International Awareness: Eleven 2nd Year Mizusawa HS Science and Math Course Students Visit USA
  • February 2017

  • 02.27.17  Cost-Reducing Plan to be Decided in August?
  • 02.17.17  Exalting Benefits of ILC-Related Industries: Event in Nayoga
  • 02.16.17  Discussions on the framework with the US for the ILC – FDMILC Chair to visit the US in spring
  • 02.15.17  From National Sports Festival to the ILC (Aichi Rikuun Company Auto Parts Truck )
  • 02.13.17  For a Multicultural Oshu (Oshu City Council Members and International Residents Brainstorm Together)
  • 02.09.17  Ms. Takahashi of KEK teaches the citizens of Morioka about the significance and future possibilities of the ILC
  • 02.02.17  MEXT’s Panel of Experts decides to create a new working group – Deliberations to start on research and operations structure of the ILC
  • January 2017

  • 01.31.17  Elementary school kids immersed in ILC card competition
  • 01.27.17  Ms. Kodashima & Mr. Ogura win top prize in ILC art contest for elementary school students
  • 01.25.17  In Hiraizumi, a round-table discussion about the Iwate government with the governor – “This year will be a moment of truth for the ILC”
  • 01.24.17  Ichinoseki high school students chat with the mayor
  • 01.19.17  Thinking about the accelerator industry: ILC Technology Seminar held in Ichinoseki
  • 01.18.17  Accelerating preparations to apply for “special zone” status – A report from the Tohoku ILC Preparation Office
  • 01.17.17  Vice-governor Chiba and other prefectural workers to visit CERN on 1/18 – Preparing our area to realize the ILC
  • 01.16.17  ILC Survey: “Interest in the ILC” rises to 63%
  • 01.13.17  To bring about the ILC – An important year including the LCWS
  • December 2016

  • 12.25.16  “I want to learn about the origins of the universe” – Five middle school students talk about their dreams (and threw in some English as well!)
  • 12.21.16  Sharing an approach towards staging for the ILC – Talking with Prof. Hitoshi Yamamoto about results and future vision
  • 12.20.16  On the highly important ILC, Japan must take leadership – An interview with Dr. Joachim Mnich, Chair of the ICFA
  • 12.20.16  Talking with LCC Director Lyn Evans – Expectations for the ILC
  • 12.19.16  Technology Supporting Research Facilities: Exhibition of 53 Companies from Iwate, Others (LCWS Venue)
  • 12.18.16  Visit by LCWS participants to the ILC candidate site
  • 12.17.16  ILC symposium for local residents held during LCWS
  • 12.16.16  Discussing staging strategies for the ILC – LCC Discussion
  • 12.16.16  Introducing Local Flavor at LCWS 2016 (Heian Costumes with Oshu City)
  • 12.15.16  Iwate Middle/High School Students Meet Linear Collider Researchers at International Conference in Morioka
  • November 2016

  • 11.30.16  Ichinoseki Linear Collider Bulletin “ILC News” Vol. 19
  • 11.22.16  Science x Hello Kitty goods on sale in Sendai as well as Iwate
  • 11.18.16  Learning about the Universe, the World: ILC Guest Talks in Iwate
  • 11.16.16  India and Japan to Strengthen Accelerator Research Relationship: KEK and Banaras Hindu University
  • 11.15.16  Investigating the universe and the future: Traveling ILC classes
  • 11.14.16  **Reservations Open** LCWS 2016: Tours of Iwate sake breweries and craft workshops
  • 11.14.16  Learning ILC Technology from Researchers: Study Session in Kitakami
  • 11.09.16  Emphasizing the Importance of Japan-Europe Cooperation for the ILC (Diet Member Shina, others Talk at IEEE NSS/MIC)
  • 11.08.16  Check out this new website on Tohoku and the ILC project created by Tohoku ILC Promotion Council and Tokeiren Business Center
  • October 2016

  • 10.27.16  Conveying our excitement for the ILC: Two months left until LCWS 2016
  • 10.19.16  Coordinating joint U.S./Japan research on the ILC – National Diet members from Iwate to visit E.U. in October
  • 10.06.16  Film on ILC, National Sports Festival: Oshu City’s PR efforts aimed at visitors to the Mizusawa-Esashi Station Exchange Plaza
  • 10.05.16  Understanding the ILC from a Physics Perspective: Symposium in Oshu City
  • 10.04.16  Multilingual Menus for Restaurants: Business in Esashi, Oshu Develops App
  • 10.03.16  Showing Local Enthusiasm for the ILC (PR video series films around candidate site for first time)
  • September 2016

  • 09.26.16  Requesting information be shared abroad: The Tohoku Conference for the Promotion of the ILC visits with LDP politicians and MEXT officials
  • 09.22.16  110 million yen requested for ILC-related items in MEXT’s FY2017 budgetary allocations
  • 09.21.16  Deepening understanding of Iwate Prefecture’s strategy: ILC Special Committee at the Oshu City Council
  • 09.21.16  Tohoku ILC Preparation Office opens in Sendai – Creating an environment for moving quickly on projects
  • 09.20.16  Formal request for the reconstruction and the ILC: the Association of Town/Village Council Chairs meets with the Governor of Iwate
  • 09.19.16  Nurturing a sense of adventure about the ILC at Makibori Elementary in Morioka – Science and dreams with the Engineering Girls
  • 09.15.16  Physical office opened for the Tohoku ILC Preparation Office in Sendai – A basic plan for the greater region to be established in mid-2017
  • 09.12.16  Deepening understanding of advanced science: Symposium on technology in Oshu City
  • 09.07.16  ILC sign installed at Mizusawa-Esashi station, the nearest station to the candidate site
  • 09.06.16  Shaping the future with state-of-the-art science: Dr. Suzuki presents in Ichinoseki
  • 09.05.16  A seminar on ILC’s advanced manufacturing technology for industry, academia, and government officials (at Iwate Pref. University)
  • 09.02.16  A quick restoration to damaged ports – and striving to bring about the ILC
  • 09.01.16  Five Iwate junior high students return from a fulfilling study trip abroad
  • August 2016

  • 08.26.16  Kitakami City ILC Seminar: Searching for Ways to Participate in Accelerator Industry
  • 08.25.16  Ichinoseki Linear Collider Bulletin “ILC News” Vol. 18
  • 08.24.16  Hope for the ILC: Ichinoseki and Hiraizumi Students to Field Trip in Ibaraki
  • 08.22.16  Feeling the Power of ILC and Science Up Close: Symposium and Talks in Morioka
  • 08.19.16  Riddles of the Universe and Hello Kitty: Collaborative Goods with the ILC
  • 08.03.16  As a Base for Activity: Iwate Prefecture Opens Iwate ILC Coordination Office in Morioka
  • 08.01.16  ILC summer camp at Ichinoseki hot spring resort
  • July 2016

  • 07.27.16  Poster Full of Iwate Flavor (Poster for LCWS 2016 to be held in Morioka)
  • 07.11.16  1,100 workers needed per year for construction
  • 07.09.16  Ripple effects on agriculture as well – Oshu City explains its vision to two agricultural cooperatives
  • 07.08.16  MEXT Panel of Experts: Confirming the report draft
  • 07.08.16  Experiments and learning about the ILC at junior high schools in Ichinoseki (Ichinoseki City’s ILC News Web)
  • 07.08.16  July 7th issue of LC Newsline
  • June 2016

  • 06.29.16  Hosting the ILC will “open up the country from a rural area” – Dr. Atsuto Suzuki
  • 06.24.16  Tohoku ILC Preparation Office Opened, to be Headed by Iwate Pref. University President Suzuki
  • 06.23.16  Ichinoseki Linear Collider Bulletin “ILC News” Vol. 17
  • 06.22.16  Special ILC Talks at Coastal Elementary and Middle Schools with Professor Saito of JGU
  • 06.20.16  ILC Guest Classes Start at Oshu City: 24 Elementary, Junior High Schools
  • 06.16.16  The Iwate ILC Coordination Office opens – Pushing cooperation among officials in industry, academia, and government
  • 06.16.16  Technology developed to cut costs for SRF cavity electropolisher
  • 06.15.16  The world will start moving once Japan indicates their position on the ILC – To Iwate: Call on the national government
  • 06.13.16  New experiments searching for unknown particles – Operations start up at CERN
  • 06.10.16  Arrangements being made to set up a Japan-U.S. group – Going to U.S.A. at the end of the month for a mutual dialogue
  • 06.08.16  Expectations that local companies can take part [in the ILC] – Sendai Symposium
  • 06.06.16  Basic Concept for Community Development [around the ILC] – Symposium in Sendai
  • May 2016

  • 05.30.16  Urge for an Early Decision: Request from Federation of Oshu City Councilors to Invite the ILC Diet ILC Federation
  • 05.27.16  For Realizing the ILC, Confirmed Cooperation between Japan and Spain: Tokyo Lecture by Iwate Pref. President, Others
  • 05.25.16  Local Children’s Freely Painted Ideas (ILC Billboards at Isawa Junior High School Construction Site)
  • 05.13.16  Using the ILC to create an international city – The Establishment Committee for Oshu City’s Community Development Vision
  • 05.01.16  Requesting that the national government make a decision soon on its ILC policy – Tohoku Conference for the Promotion of the ILC meets with the Minister of MEXT
  • April 2016

  • 04.29.16  More Opportunities for Researchers and Local People to Meet (Iwate Prefecture ILC Office Director)
  • 04.27.16  “Affirming Multilingual Signage’s Importance Together (Town Meeting Between Oshu City Mayor and International Residents)”
  • 04.02.16  Knowledge Hub for Regional Revitalization: Iwate Pref. University President’s ILC Lecture in Ofunato
  • 04.01.16  Attracting the ILC, Building Relations with European Members of Parliament: IPU Assembly at Zambia
  • March 2016

  • 03.09.16  The ILC – a pillar of Ichinoseki’s town planning
  • 03.05.16  For ILC in Tohoku, ILC Subcommittee by ICFA
  • 03.03.16  ILC Meeting in the US – Quotes from three of the researchers
  • 03.01.16  “Our intentions were communicated to the US side” – Speaking with FDMILC secretary-general and Diet Member Ryu Shionoya
  • February 2016

  • 02.17.16  Exploring Ways to Work Toward ILC Realization: ILC Diet Member Federation Visits USA, ILC Meeting with Researchers, Others
  • 02.17.16  Increased Cooperation Between Japan, US on Science and Technology, ILC Diet Member Federation Visits USA
  • 02.15.16  (Link) Hudson Institute and the Advanced Accelerator Association Co-Host Forum on U.S.-Japan Scientific Collaboration
  • 02.15.16  First Step in Calculating ILC Economic Benefits: Iwate ILC Promotion Council Committee Meeting
  • 02.15.16  New Organization to Research ILC Economic Effects: Iwate Pref. and Iwate ILC Promotion Council
  • 02.04.16  ILC Federation of Diet Members, Iwate Pref. President Visit US in February
  • 02.04.16  Local People’s Passion for ILC: Discussion in Oshu With Sapporo US Consul
  • 02.04.16  Picturing the ILC in town: residents and experts share a vision for the future
  • 02.04.16  Iwate Pref. University President Suzuki: Breakthrough Prize Commemorative Lecture in Morioka
  • 02.04.16  Project Realization “Good Changes for Japan” (US Consul in Mizusawa for ILC Candidate Site Visit)
  • 02.04.16  English lessons an opportunity to learn about the ILC
  • 02.04.16  Logos for the ILC (LC Newsline)
  • December 2015

  • 12.09.15  Prime Minister Meets with Nobel Laureates on Science and Technology Basic Plan
  • 12.07.15  Canada and Japan strengthen partnership – KEK & TRIUMF (TRIUMF HP)
  • 12.04.15  Subsidies for Accelerator-Related Machinery and Parts Development
  • November 2015

  • 11.19.15  New MEXT ILC Panel of Experts Human Resources Working Group Starts Deliberations
  • 11.08.15  Breakthrough Prizes Give Top Scientists the Rock Star Treatment (The New York Times)
  • October 2015

  • 10.30.15  Linear Collider Collaboration published Progress Report for the ILC (LC Newsline)
  • 10.18.15  Next Generation Listens Intently: 3 Lecturers Explain ILC’s Significance (Mizusawa Symposium)”
  • 10.16.15  Japan-US Cooperation on High-Energy Physics Including ILC (KEK, DOE Agreement)
  • 10.07.15  Diverse Chances and Hope for Contributions (Iwate Pref. University President Suzuki Lecture at Mizusawa HS)
  • September 2015

  • 09.24.15  International Cooperation for the ILC: Federation of Diet Members to Visit USA
  • 09.23.15  Chida Precision Products: New Division With ILC in Mind
  • 09.18.15  10 ALTs Registered as Supporters: Ichinoseki Working Towards ILC Realization
  • August 2015

  • 08.28.15  ILC Budget Approx. 1 Trillion Yen: MEXT 2016 Fiscal Year Proposed Budget Estimate
  • 08.06.15  Japan’s expert panel for the ILC has published its summary report (LC Newsline)
  • July 2015

  • 07.26.15  Towards Hosting the ILC: Mayors of Five Towns and Cities Discuss Future Vision at Mizusawa, Oshu Symposium
  • 07.06.15  An ILC City: 30 City Residents Exchange Opinions (Mizusawa)
  • 07.02.15  Various Thoughts on MEXT ILC Panel of Experts Suggestions