Research on toxic substances in the Tsunami-hit area
June 1, 2011: The Asahi Shimbun picks up Prof. Tsuchiya's soil research
that has been undertaken in Oya mine (already closed) and the downstream
Shishiori river in Kesennuma where the massive tsunami hit on March 11.
It is said that metal substances and toxic substances that have been
accumulated under the sea in Minamisanriku have possibly been swept up
on the land by the tsunami. Arsenic and other metal substances that
used be drained to the sea from the mines in Tohoku area may cause water
pollution if they spread on the ground.
Prof. Tsuchiya's research team will go around Sanriku coast for the
further analysis on the effect of toxic substances.
What we need for the restoration of Tohoku? -Suggestion from Professor Tohji-
ARI-TV, a local internet broadcasting company, interviews Prof. Tohji.
He talks about the use of natural energy and the concept of energy
saving, and also mentions what we are supposed to do now.
May 20th's Shukan Asahi picks up Assoc. Prof. Asanuma's comment in an article regarding a new energy as
a saccessor to the nuclear power. He mentioned about a projected effect of the geothermal power generation
in hot-spring resort areas in Japan.
|Prof. Emile H. Ishida from Ecomaterial Design and Process Engineering will talk on the J-WAVE FM radio program "LOHAS TALK" at 20:40 on April 25-29.
With Kazumi Oguro he will share the precious stories he experienced at the reconstructuion of the East Japan Earthquake.
- Air Date: April 25-29, 2010 20:40-
- Station: Radio 3(76.2MHz, Aoba, Wakabayashi, Miyagino ward)
FM Izumi (79.7MHz, Izumi, Aoba, Miaygino ward, Taiwa and Tomiya town)
(Updated on April 14, 2011)
|Prof. Emile H. Ishida from Ecomaterial Design and Process Engineering will appear on the NHK program "Kuesta Soshuhen (Questa Omnibus)" on Thursday, April 14.
He will talk about the new technology using the power of nature.
(Updated on April 14, 2011)
- Air Date: Thursday, April 14, 2010 20:00-20:43
|Prof. Noriyoshi Tsuchiya from GeoMatelials and Energy Science visited a shelter in Kitakami in Ishinomaki, one of the worst tsunami-hit areas in Miyagi on April 13, 2011. He and his fellows brought and installed the solar panels in the shelter for the local refugees, the effort was picked up by Asahi Shimbun. At the shelter in Aikawa area, Kitakami town, where the solar panels were installed, 165 refgees including the architect Fumihiko Sasaki who designed Ecollab. are still staying.
Ever since the day of the earthquake, March 28 was the very first day when they could turn on the TV by solar power in spite of no lifeline. As of now, they have got lights back generated by dynamo for a few hours in the evening, and they can also save some energy.
(Updated on April 13, 2011)
|YouTube footages of Prof. Emile H. Ishida interviewed by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)'s recovery aid project of Great East Japan Earthquake were posted. You will learn the importance of the recovery that comes with paradigm shift of lifestyle.
(Updated on April 11, 2011)
|The Kahoku Shimpo Newspaper dated March 11 picks up a forum that Assoc. Prof. Managi from International and Regional Environment particiated as a panel. The forum is hosted by Ministry of the Environment which holds local forums in 7 different places in Japan to encourage people to think about developing a society with low carbon.
(Updated on March 8, 2011)
|Prof. Emile H. Ishida from Ecomaterial Design and Process Engineering is appearing in the science TV program "Tobidase Kagaku-kun", channel TBS, with geologist Mr. Tatsumi on Saturday of March 12. He will be telling you a bit of how to make the most of the nature's characters efficiently.
(Updated on February 28)
- Air date: Saturday, March 12 19:00-19:56
|December 9, 2010: Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Asanuma had a special class at Karakuwa Junior High school in Kesennuma, Miyagi, and the class appeared in the Sanriku Shimpo, the local newspaper. In class he talked about the situation of the oil-based energy, and pros and cons of the new energy that should be necessary in the future.
(Updated on December 9, 2010)
|TBC program "Yume no Tobira" will feature nature technology on Sunday, December 12, 2010. The content relates to the exhibition regarding the nature technology and lifestyle. (National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno, Tokyo, from October 26 to Feburuary 2, 2011)
(Updated on December 8, 2010)
- Airdate: Sunday, December 12, 2010 18:30-19:00
|NHK will feature the nature technology in the television program "News Watch 9" on October 28, 2010. It will also feature the exhibition regarding the nature technology and lifestyle. (National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno, Tokyo, from October 26 to Feburuary 2, 2011)
(Updated on October 25, 2010)
- Airdate: 21:00-22:00Thursday, October 28, 2010
|The interview with Prof. E. Hideki Ishida, Ecomaterial Design and Process Engineering, and Ryuichi Sakamoto is posted on KOKUYO's website. Ryuichi Sakamoto is a worldwide musician-and-artist who also works on environmental issues proactively. In the inverview, they talked about "Japanese touch as Eco + creativity."
KOKUYO official website (Japanese)
(Updated on October 22, 2010)
|The articles on the equipments in Ecollab. and interview with Professor Tohji are appeared in the following magazines. AC/DC hybrid line system is featured.
(Updated on September 14, 2010)
- CONFORT October issue (Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha CO.LTD.)
- Denzai News (To be issued on October 15 Panasonic Electric Works Co. Ltd.)
- Jutaku Sekkei REPORT (To be issued on November 5 Panasonic Electric Works Co. Ltd.)
- Kenchiku/Setsubi Sekkei REPORT (To be issued on November 5 Panasonic Electric Works Co. Ltd.j
September 9, 2010: Students from Furukawa high school of engineering visited Ecollab., and the tour was reported in the newspaper "Nikkan Kensetsu Shinbun."
There are various latest ecological technologies used in Ecollab. It is expected that Eco system becomes popular among households through visitors in the future.
(Updated on September 10, 2010)
Associate Professor Hiroshi Asanuma's open lecture held in Oshu, Iwate will be aired in the TV program "IAT Super J Channel" at Iwate Asahi TV on August 26, 2010.
(Updated on August 26, 2010)
- Schedule: Thursday, August 26, 2010 18:17-
July 31, 2010: Associate Professor Hiroshi Asanuma attended the town assembly in Kanegasaki,
Iwate Prefecture. The article on this full meeting was on the papers, Iwate Nichinichi Shimbun and Iwate Nippo.
An air-conditioning equipment using earth thermal will be introduced into two local elementary schools,
first time in any educational institutions in Tohoku. Attention is focused on the reduction of CO2 emission and
air-conditioning cost on which the equipment effects.
(Updated on August 3, 2010)
Professor Emile H. Ishida from Nature Technology will appear on the Tokyo FM radio program
"Fun-wari no Jikan", a weekly 30 minute program (aired 9am Sunday morning) hosted by actress Tomoko Nakajima.
July's theme is "independent research", and Prof. Ishida and Ms. Nakajima will be talking in
depth about new technology and ways of living in two installments entitled "nature technology in summer vacation" and "independent research for grown-ups" to be aired on July 18th and 25th respectively.
Funwari no Jikan official websight
(Updated on July 7, 2010)