What is going on in Japan??
Nebuta festival in Aomori
Spring is just around the corner. Syukugawa, Nishinomiya city, Hyogo prefecture in Japan Right: nippon Maru,
Kobe port in this Spring
Healthy Japanese food
Japanese food for New Year's Day
Have you ever tried tasty healthy Japanese smoked salmon?
This salmon is produced in Shibetsu, Hokkaido Iland in Japan.
not oily. low fat salmon.
Price:10000 yen($100) 53 smoked salmon only.
Fishermen's hand made.
Our appointed tasks
▼Chiiki HACCP in Shibetsu, Hokkaido Island, Japan
|FIshermen in Shibetsu started this project in 1998. Now it became a bigger
movement and many people in Shibetsu are working hard to recover the natural
environment which their ancestors used to have to improve their industry.
Shibetsu is the first region where people created the method to produce
and deliver marine food safely from the port to consumers.
|★Chiiki means”Region” in Japanese.
|▼Chiiki HACCP in Kesen numa city, Miyagi prefecture, north east part of
|Kesen numa is the region where people created the word"Mori wa umi
no koibito(Japanese)" Mori means forest , umi means the sea, koibito
means lover. so it may be translated "Forest is a lover of the sea",
I think "The forest needs the sea, and the sea needs the forest"might
be good. Poeple in Kesennuma is working hard on the project "Chiiki
|HACCP is developed to produce safe foods for the people who work in the
space. It was born in the United States of America. We arranged this system
to fit factories, cultures and industries in a region. We call this system
“Chiiki HACCP” in Japanese. Chiiki means REGION in Japanese. To make this
word understandable, I would like to translate this system to “Relay HACCP”.
Imagine relay road race. People make their best to deliver a baton to the
next runner. Chiiki HACCP is almost the same. First, the producers do their
best to keep the products fresh and clean, and then the staff member in
factories work upon them and check whether they have any problem or not.
Then, their products are delivered by the drivers who are registered as
a member of Chiiki HACCP. Even small problem must be informed with each
other in this process. At the end of the relay, when consumers get these
products without any problems, finally their work is successfully ended
★Producer must work hard to keep the ocean clean.
★Factories should be cleaned and all staff members must be educated to
keep their work places clean and well organized. Good work environment
is very important not only to produce good food products, but also to protect
workers’ health and safe working condition.
★The drivers must be careful to control temperature and keep foods in appropriate
However, more than these, the most important thing for us to produce good
foods is to keep environment beautiful and prevent it from pollution.
That is why, we are trying to protect our environment.We have to coexist
with the nature around us.
That is why we are learning how our ancestors coexisted with the nature,
and we think one of the important roles of modern science is to prove how
clever our ancestors were.
beautiful place near Shibestu
|What 's new
Hot spring in Japan
Hotel "Chi no hate" this hotel is in Shiretoko, Hokkaido. Shiretoko
was designate as a national heritage in 2005. Shiretoko means "The
end of the world" in Ainu and "Chi no hate" means "the
end of the world" in Japanese. There is full of nature there(as I
always talk, it is different form "Nature has been kept as it was",
though) and you can enjoy good hot spring. The color of the water of hot
spring is misty blue. I found a bambi there, according to the local people,
it is usual to see deer and bears there and they feel them very close.
If you happen to have a chance to cvisit east part of Hokkaido, try to
come to say Hi to the bambi. →Read more
bambi around the hotel in Shiretoko and hotspring (Middle) The entrance
of the hotel "Chi no hate".
Nakashibetsu, Hokkaido 'Hotel Dai ichi" ,ltwo pictures, left and the
Left:Good place to wait for sima fukurou(owl) middle, entrance of hotel
"Dai ichi"Great woodcrafts are waiting for you.
Right: the garden of Yumoto onsen, Hakodate "Takuboku tei"
Takuboku is a famous Japanese famous poet. He was born in Iwate prefecture
but went to Hakodate to get a job. He was working as a write, teacher,
etc to survive. Though he stayed Hakodate just for four monthes, he loved
the town because of its beauty.
|Information about healthy foods are coming soon.
Healthy and nuturitious Japanese food
Otsubo's wakame and mekabu series. Sea weed is one of the representitives
of Japanese healthy foods.
These products are very good for health and easy to be cooked. If you want
to take it with you when you are taking a trip, you can put them among