Rikuzentakata’s commercial/tourism organizations to create a new organization for the ILC to boost its local profile

The original article was published in the Iwate Nippo (January 27th edition). Read the original here.

In preparation for the ILC, major organizations in the city of Rikuzentakata (southern coast of Iwate) held a preparatory meeting on January 26th for the creation of an ILC Promotion Council (preliminary name). They will hold a general first meeting and seminar on February 15th, and heighten the profile of the ILC in the area through proactive initiatives.

The council will consist of 15 organizations, including Rikuzentakata’s Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Association, and around 20 members attended on the 26th. In preparation for their general meeting, they confirmed their purpose, policies, and executive officers.

The general meeting will take place on February 15th from 2 pm at a community hall in the Takata area. After the meeting, staff from the Iwate Office of Science and ILC Promotion were invited to give a seminar. At the meeting, they will invite individuals to be a part of the council, and the seminar will be open to all. It will be free to attend, with a limit of 120 people.

Founder of this council, Chamber of Commerce chief Takashi Ito, hopes for many people to join. “We anticipate that the ILC will greatly affect Rikuzentakata. There are a lot of initiatives from the national and prefectural governments for bringing the ILC to reality. We also want to bring the public and private sectors together and join in on these activities.”