Nissan holds first driverless car
demonstration in Japan
First driverless car demonstration in Japan
● Nissan Motor Co. is exhibiting its autonomous
driving technology for the first time in Japan at
CEATEC Japan 2013, taking place at the Makuhari
Messe in Chiba Prefecture.
● Equipped with autonomous driving technology
● Artificial intelligence reads “the movements of other
● The autonomous driving car will demonstrate how it
can easily read the movements of others on the
road using its stored intelligence, in order to
perform such decisions like when to stop and wait
and when to continue driving.
- northeastern region of Japan's main island
(Honshu) the largest island of Japan
The region consists of six prefectures(ben)
● The area was historically known as the Michinoku
region or province
● The Tohoku Region is famed for it's magnificent
● Has hilly or mountainous geographical appearance
● In the 20th century, tourism became a major industry in
● The region is traditionally known as a less developed
area of Japan
● It is well known for its countryside, mountains, lakes, hot
springs, high quality rice and rough winters.
● The rural Tohoku accent, known as “zūzū-ben” for its
characteristic feature of turning all "s" sounds into "z"
● Tohoku food tends to be strong flavoured and salty
and the area is famous for its pickles
● Sansai-ryōri - prepared from herbs and plants harvested
from the forests and hillsides
● Rice from Tohoku is also famous, with Miyagi's
● Akita's Akita-komachi rice being the flagship varieties.
● Yamagata is famed for beef, and beef tongue is a
specialty of Sendai.
● Akita is best known for kiritanpo, a hot pot with pounded
rice and a chicken stock
● Tohoku is sake country and manufactures some fine
● Akita Prefecture is located along the Sea of Japan
Coast in the Tohoku region in the north eastern part of
the island of Honshu.
● The capital city of Akita Prefecture is Akita city.
● Akita Prefecture is famous for its Onsen (hot springs)
particularly around the picturesque Lake Tazawa.
● The old town of Kakunodate, which is sometimes
referred to as Little Kyoto
● Akita's economy dominated by traditional industries,
such as agriculture, fishing, and forestry
● During the Meiji Restoration, the area of Aomori
prefecture was known as Mutsu Province.
● Located at the north end of Honshu in the Tohoku
● The capital of Aomori Prefecture is Aomori City, which is
major point of interconnection between the island of
Honshu and the island of Hokkaido to the north via the
● The major attractions of Aomori Prefecture include
museums, the Hakkoda Mountains, which are a popular
hiking location and the many Onsen.
● Largest producer of apples and prides itself on its
● Iwate Prefecture is located in northern Honshu on the
● The capital of Iwate Prefecture is Morioka
● Iwate is famous for the Hiraizumi Temples, Gardens
and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist
Pure Land which are World Heritage Sites.
● Iwate Prefecture is the second largest Japanese
Prefecture by area and the second lowest population
density on any Japanese Prefecture.
● The coastal areas of Iwate Prefecture were badly
damaged by the March 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and
● Yamagata city is the capital
● Yamagata Prefecture covers the area from the coast of
the Sea of Japan in the west to the mountains midway
across the island of Honshu in the Tohoku region.
● Yamagata Prefecture attractions include the famous
Risshakuji Temple, world class skiing on Mt. Zao and
many Onsen (hot springs).
● A largest producer of fruits such as grapes, apples,
peaches, melons, persimmons and watermelons
● The temple of Yama-dera, carved into the mountainside
near the city of Yamagata, is a major attraction.
● The capital of Miyagi Prefecture is Sendai.
● Miyagi Prefecture is famous for having one of the Three
Most Scenic Views of Japan, Matsushima.
● The total land area of the prefecture was designated as
● The some of the coastal areas of Miyagi Prefecture
were badly damaged by the March 2011 Tohoku
Earthquake and subsequent tsunami, however
Matsushima and central Sendai City only suffered minor
● On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a
subsequent major tsunami hit Miyagi Prefecture,
causing major damage to the area
● The prefecture of Tōhoku region that is closest to
Tokyo. It is divided by mountain ranges into three
regions called (from west to east) Aizu, Nakadōri
(central), and Hamadōri (coastal).
● Coastal region traditionally specializes in fishing and
seafood industries, and is notable for its electric and
particularly nuclear power-generating industry
● Fukushima Prefecture has over 100 hot springs, which
is the largest number of hot springs in Japan.
● People enjoy eating delicious buckwheat noodles and
traditional folk dishes in many places of Fukushima
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
Fukushima Dai-ichi -
was an energy accident
at the Fukushima Nuclear
Power Plant, initiated
primarily by the tsunami
of the Tōhoku earthquake
and tsunami on 11 March
The damage caused by the tsunami produced equipment
failures, and without this equipment a Loss of Coolant It is
the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of
1986 and the second disaster (along with Chernobyl)
Tsunami in the Tohoku Region
Traditional Performing Arts of the Tohoku Region
Trip to Tohoku Region