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Prime Minister Visits Kanagawa Prefecture
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Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited Kanagawa Prefecture.
In the morning, Prime Minister Koizumi visited Miura City where he observed the Project to Develop a Miura Style with the Creation of the Sixth Economy, a plan for regional revitalization promoted by the city. This project aims to activate the synergy of the city's key industries of agriculture, fishery, and tourism; propose a 'Miura style' based on a combination of the primary industry, secondary industry, and tertiary industry; and further establish the Sixth Economy, a regional economic system for the city to create and develop its own demand.
First, Prime Minister Koizumi visited the Misaki Local Wholesale Market for Fishery Products, famous for its catches of tuna which are distributed with the Misaki Tuna brand. There he observed rows of frozen tunas laid out on the floor of the market.
Next, to observe the agriculture which is part of the primary industry, Prime Minister Koizumi visited Misaki Vegetable Collecting and Shipping Station which was filled with watermelons ready to be shipped.
After that, Prime Minister Koizumi visited the Fishery Technology Center of Kanagawa Prefecture which promotes research and study on the ecology and management of fishery resources. There Prime Minister Koizumi was briefed on activities such as a study on multiplication that uses advanced technology.
In the afternoon, Prime Minister Koizumi observed the Misaki Fisharina Wharf - Urari, a complex facility that combines the functions of the fishery, tourism, and commercial industries.
After that, the tour entered Yokosuka City, where Prime Minister Koizumi observed the Mabori beach area where work is underway to create a 10,000 meter-long promenade of the sea and green dubbed the Sea Breeze Path. The work combines two projects of building levees against high tides along the beach and of greening the roadsides, including such efforts as the unified planting of phoenix palm trees for both protecting the beach lines and greening the roads.
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