From September 5th-7th, Iwate Prefecture and the Iwate Prefecture ILC Promotion Council set up a booth at the Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama City to showcase the ILC project. Atsuto Suzuki, president of Iwate Prefectural University, gave a presentation on the ILC on the 7th.
This was all part of the VACUUM 2018 expo in Yokohama, run by the Japan Vacuum Industry Association and others to showcase and sell products that use vacuum technology. This is the second year Iwate has put out an ILC booth, and this was the first time they brought their life-size cryomodule poster (height 2.4 m, width 13.5 m) to the greater Tokyo area.
They also had pamphlets and panels on the ILC. Tetsuji Noda of Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, came to see the exhibit, and said, “Japan has had many Nobel Prize winners in Physics. This is an area where Japan can contribute to the world, so I hope the ILC can be a reality.”
Takanori Takahashi, staff of the Iwate Office of Science and ILC Promotion, said, “The organizers of the VACUUM event also see how important the ILC will be, which is why we were able to set up a booth for the second time. I hope we can do more of this promotion in the greater Tokyo area to increase enthusiasm for the ILC.”