|GREATER NAGOYA INITIATIVE e-Newsletter
Issue No.59 (April 2011)
Greater Nagoya Means Greater Business Opportunities
1. Report: Great East Japan
2. News: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Establishes a Sales Company in EU
3. Event: JR Tokai maglev, Train Park Opens in Greater Nagoya
4. Entertainment: Agriculture – Moku Moku Farm – Mini Pig Race
|1. Report: Great East Japan Earthquak|
The radiation in Greater Nagoya region due to the Great East Japan earthquake is discussed in this article.
Concern has been expressed about possible radioactive contamination of Japanese products due to the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plants accident caused by Greater East Japan earthquake. The government of Japan has announced radiation measurements taken in each prefecture, which are given in the links below. These measurements show that the radiation levels in the Greater Nagoya area (Aichi, Gifu, Mie prefecture, which includes Nagoya-city) are well within the normal variation for this area.
Greater Nagoya is supplied by the Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., and the company is providing reliable electricity without any effect of the earthquake and manufacturing operations in the Greater Nagoya area continue to operate normally.
[[Great East Japan Earthquake related info:]]
Radiation in Daily Life (March 15th, 2011)
Environmental radioactivity level
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
|2. News: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Establishes a Sales Company in EU|
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced that the company established a locally incorporated, solely-owned subsidiary in Amsterdam, Netherlands for its products, Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). Business starts in May. Europe is the second largest market for regional jet aircraft, following the United States. The U.S. subsidiary began to do business in November 2008.
The market for regional jets with less than 100 seats is big in Europe since the continent has a lot of demand for regional transportation to fly between European countries.
The company determined that a location for sales, public relations, and information gathering in the area is necessary. It will also promote the sales to the Middle East and Africa where the market expansion is expected as well.
The Europe Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, and with a capital investment of 500,000 Euro (about 60 million yen). The office starts with 4 people from May 1. The company decided Amsterdam because this location is in a similar time zone compared to their clients.
[[Overview of the new company]] (as of April, 2011)
|3. Event: JR Tokai Maglev, Train Park Opens in Greater Nagoya|
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) opened the SC Maglev and Railway Park in Greater Nagoya on 14 March 2011.
The museum features 39 full-size railway vehicles and one bus exhibit, train cab simulators, and railway model dioramas. The park features an N700 bullet train simulator that has the same cockpit as a real bullet train. The simulator lets guests operate the accelerator and brake pedals as its large video screen shows scenery changing as if viewed from the windows of the real thing.
The exhibits enable visitors to learn the mechanics behind the bullet train and Superconducting Maglev, as well as the history of railways.
|4. Entertainment: Agriculture – Moku Moku Farm – Mini Pig Race|
Moku Moku Farm is a farm, which has themes of nature, agriculture and handcrafts. In the farm, pigs and goats are milling around in the spacious ground. There is also a little playground and hammocks. You can enjoy playing and relaxing
A festival that called Ton Ton Festival will be held and will feature a mini pig race. This year, all 30 races will be held in three days, and Jockeys are recruited from the venue and seven pigs aim at the goal. Let’s vote on which pig wins.
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