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Fukushima Products Exhibition Held at the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works as part of Initiative to Support Recovery in Eastern Japan

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On Thursday, August 18, as part of the MHI Group's activities to support recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, an exhibition and sale of products from Fukushima was held at the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works.

The products exhibition was held in cooperation with MIDETTE, Fukushima Prefecture's "antenna shop" in Tokyo, at a venue specially set up for the occasion. A total of 30 different items were on offer, including local sake ranked as the best in Japan, popular confectionery goods and other delectable foods. Though the exhibition was open only for one hour during the lunch break and again for two hours after the end of regular work hours, large numbers of Group employees working at the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works thronged the venue, and some items sold out at lunchtime. Overall, sales substantially exceeded the original target, and nearly all items were sold out by the end of the day.

The MHI Group will continue to undertake an array of activities to support, even modestly, the disaster region, which still suffers the effects of groundless rumors concerning the safety of local products.


Many employees thronged the exhibition venue.


A long queue formed just to pay for purchases.

In all, some 500 employees came to the exhibition .