Oshu aims to get 60,000 of its population to sign up for the #ILC Supporters

The original article was published in the Iwate Nippo (July 18th edition). Read the original here.

The Oshu ILC Promotion Council (head: Oshu City Mayor Masaki Ozawa, with 63 member organizations) is currently trying to get 60,000 city residents to sign up for the ILC Supporters. This year it is vital that they harness the enthusiasm of the people for the ILC in order to push the Japanese national government to make a decision.

The ILC Supporters is a volunteer group started up in April 2018 by famous figures in the Japanese entertainment world. They are aiming to get around 300,000 members. According to the Oshu City ILC Promotion Division, around 2,850 people in Oshu have signed up to be supporters. They have decided to make their goal a little over half of the city population of 118,000 people in order to get more enthusiasm for the project. Along with sending out flyers to all households in the city, they have called on the economic/commerce organizations and local promotion groups that are part of the ILC Promotion Council to get more people to become Supporters. Tatsuo Segawa, director of the Oshu City ILC Promotion Division, said, “We will aim to get that many people to sign up within the year, but we hope to do it even quicker in order to show how much the people of Oshu are behind the project.”

It is free to become an ILC Supporter. All you have to do is add the hashtag #ILCSupporters to your social media postings.