Developing a base for international scientific innovation for the future of Tohoku, Japan
“Industry, Academia, and Government Global Innovation Zone” will help develop the new Tohoku.
In August of 2013, the ILC Strategy Committee, which was comprised of researchers, announced that they recommended the Kitakami Area (Iwate Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture, both in the Tohoku Region) as the primary candidate site for the ILC. In response to this decision, Tohoku is committed to inviting the ILC and other accelerator projects targeting 2030, as well as seeking accumulation of related industries.
As the core, one of the most advanced facilities, the ILC, will be built in an enormous underground tunnel that spans 31–50 km.
For this international collaboration project in experimental particle physics, this advanced facility comprising of the world’s finest science, technology, and manufacturing, will be built in a huge underground tunnel. It is expected that such a cutting-edge project will develop new technology and could even found an industry that leads the world.
The ILC will create a center for international science and technology innovation in Tohoku.
If the ILC is realized, the world’s finest science and technology, along with approximately 10,000 international researchers, will gather in Tohoku with their families. Many short-term researchers and corporate technicians will also gather in Tohoku. Exchanges with these people will create a new base for international science technology innovation in Tohoku.
Promotional video Move Forward! The ILC and the New Tohoku (duration: 3:38)
This video illustrates the outline of the ILC and Tohoku’s diverse movements for the ILC, featuring various sectors, such as industry, academia, government, and the grassroots movement. The video also introduces the potential this characteristic region in Japan has, along with its beauty and history.
Potential of the Tohoku Region
The Tohoku Region and the neighboring Kanto Region are home to industries related to accelerator research institutions.
The networks of industry, academia, and government will work together to accumulate the manufacturing of technologies.
Tohoku offers safe, comfortable cities and efficient transportation infrastructure.
Tohoku Region is full of beautiful nature and rich history
Tohoku ILC Activities
The video introduces you to various activities for the ILC that are already happening in the Tohoku Region of Japan. People from a variety of contexts, occasions, and backgrounds are actively promoting the ILC.
Board Member, Chida Seimitsu, Inc.
CEO, Kudo Electric Co., Ltd.
Iwate Prefecture International Communications Officer
“Super Science High School” Participant
Niigata Minami High School Student
Manager, OGATA, Inc.
CEO, Tabimusubi, Inc.
5th Generation Owner, Maruni Foods Inc.
ILC Support Committee Members
Dr. Klaus Sinram
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Currere Sendai English Solution
Oshu City ILC Internationalization Coordinator
Ichinoseki City ILC Promotion Division
Companies with Technologies Related to the Accelerator
The list below introduces you to several companies that possess technologies related to the accelerator. The list is by no means exhaustive, and as there is a strong accumulation of technologies and companies related to the accelerator in the Tohoku region, construction and operation of the ILC in Tohoku will be hugely beneficial for both local and academic communities.