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“Hama Tech Channel” – New Portal Expresses the Hopes and Dreams of Fukushima Businesses and Residents

February 3, 2020

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), in collaboration with the Foundation for the Promotion of the “Fukushima Innovation Coast Scheme” (hereinafter referred to as the “foundation”), opened a new portal website to convey information, called the “Hama Tech Channel.” This channel aims to convey the hopes and dreams of companies and workers involved in the “Fukushima Coast Innovation Scheme” (hereinafter referred to as the “scheme”) which aims to create innovative new businesses in the region.

1. Outline of the initiative

In Fukushima Prefecture, METI has been advancing efforts for establishing industrial clusters, including the decommissioning of damaged nuclear power plants, development of bases for robots and other advanced technologies and promotion of research and development projects upholding the scheme. As one of these efforts, METI, through the Hama Tech Channel, using their website, SNS, e.g., Line, and other means, will convey a variety of information, such as explanations of the details of the projects tackled by companies related to the scheme and the results of interviews with people playing leading roles in such companies.

2. Outline of the contents to be conveyed

Visions seen from the Hamadori Area

This section will convey information on facilities and companies related to the scheme, advanced technologies related to such companies, pioneering efforts, and other initiatives.

The first article features an interview with Mr. Saegusa Yoshiyuki, personnel in charge of practical matters involving measures for supporting companies developing business in the Fukushima Robot Test Field in Minamisoma City. The interview explains his passions for his duties, such as his wish to make the Fukushima Robot Test Field the front line in robot development.

Starts in the local areas

This section will share information from young people raised in Fukushima Prefecture who have been taking on new challenges in their local areas.

Report on real situations of migration

This section will show interviews with people who have migrated to Fukushima Prefecture, information on systems for supporting people in migrating to or starting businesses in the prefecture and other topics.

Ways to the World Robot Summit 2020

This section will feature a series of articles featuring information on joint teams of people from across the prefecture, local high school students and others competing against each other in robot contests in the prefecture. Their aim is to participate in the Fukushima round as part of the World Robot Summit 2020 to be held in August 2020.

Information related to Fukushima

This section will contain a variety of information on events related to the scheme and other policies, approaches to migration to Fukushima Prefecture, finding jobs in the prefecture, and other topics.

Division in Charge

Fukushima Public Relations Strategy and Reputational Management Office, Fukushima Reconstruction Promotion Group, Minister’s Secretariat

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