Cabinet Ministers Ishiba and Shimajiri visit the Okinawa OTEC Demonstration Facility

June 2, 2016

On June 1, 2016, Shigeru Ishiba, Minister of State for the National Strategic Special Zones and Aiko Shimajiri,Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, visited Kumejima, Okinawa, where they learned about the "Kumejima Model" regional revitalization through the use of deep seawater.

They also toured the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Demonstration, cosmetics manufacturing, sea grape aquaculture, oyster aquaculture, and Kuruma prawns aquaculture facilities.

After their tour, both ministers stated that "the country will also fully support Kumejima's efforts."


*About the OTEC demonstration facility

The company was entrusted with Okinawa's "Demonstration of Power Generation for Advanced Utilization of Deep Seawater Project" from FY2013, in which we operate the OTEC Facility on Kumejima, Okinawa.