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The vision to invite the ILC laid out

| 12 July 2012 On 10 July, governors, industrial leaders, and local officials of Japan’s northeastern area got together to attend a general meeting of the Tohoku Advanced Science and Technology Study Group. In the northeastern part of Japan, or Tohoku, activities towards inviting the ILC to the area has been intensified ever since the ILC was positioned as one of the promising means to recover from the disastrous earthquake occurred last year. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

New ILC website launched in Japan

| 14 June 2012 Particle cartoons, enticing images, animations and lots and lots of information – that’s what a new website dedicated to the ILC in Japan offers its visitors to help them learn more about the ILC and particle physics. Created by the Advanced Accelerator Association promoting science and technology, it went live on Monday this week. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

ILC physics and detector programme sees progress in Kyushu

| 31 May 2012 Close to 80 scientists gathered at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan for the ILD workshop held from 23 to 25 May. The workshop also drew interest from Japanese media, who attended press briefing and the tour around "the south site" for the ILC. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Test facility at KEK becomes an accelerator

| 26 April 2012 KEK's superconducting radiofrequency test facility, called STF, has graduated. No longer a test facility, it is now a fully fledged accelerator. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Akira Yamamoto: new year, new role

| 12 April 2012 You may know Akira Yamamoto as an ILC Project Manager. Already head of KEK’s cryogenics science centre, he is now wearing a third hat for the next Japanese fiscal year, as he has just been appointed new head of KEK's Linear Collider Project Office. Category: Around the World | Tagged:

Nobu Toge promoted to KEK trustee

| 5 April 2012 The ILC programme’s Nobu Toge has been appointed as one of KEK's five trustees. He began working with the linear collider in 1986, later joining the Global Design Effort in 2005. Toge will remain in the GDE directorate as a member of the editorial team for the Technical Design Report. Category: Profile | Tagged: ,

A cavity made in KEK’s Cavity Fabrication Facility

| 22 March 2012 KEK's recently established Cavity Fabrication Facility is a one-stop shopping facility for fabricating superconducting radiofrequency cavities. The fully equipped facility provides a unique and valuable opportunity: a full sequence of R&D for cavity fabrication on one laboratory’s premises. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

ILC beyond the technical design

| 8 March 2012 Realising a big international project such as International Linear Collider involves many issues beyond finalising the technical design. The Advanced Accelerator Association promoting science and technology, Japan's industry-academia collaboration towards the realisation of the ILC, recently published a report to address such issues. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

China awards Shin-ichi Kurokawa for his international scientific cooperation

| 2 February 2012 Shin-ichi Kurokawa, professor emeritus of KEK, has been awarded the 2011 award for International Scientific Cooperation by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since the eighties, Kurokawa has been actively promoting academic cooperation and exchanges in science and technology between Japan and China, and later expanded it to Asian-wide collaborative research. He also served as chair of the Asian Committee for Future Accelerators and of the ILC Steering Committee. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

The capability for producing niobium sheets

| 26 January 2012 Japanese company Tokyo Denkai is boosting high-purity niobium production and processing with some new equipment and a better-outfitted shop. Should the ILC be built, the company will be able to handle the large order of niobium needed for accelerator cavities. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,
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