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World Green Tea Conference 2013 in Shizuoka (9-10 Nov.)

The World Green Tea Conference 2013 is to be held in Shizuoka, Japan on 9-10 November.

 ★The details

World O-CHA (Tea )Festival in 2013

The festival is scheduled in May and November in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan.

The details ⇒http://www.ocha-festival.jp/english/

Gargling for Oral Hygiene and the Development of Fever in Childhood: A Population Study in Japan

Gargling for Oral Hygiene and the Development of Fever in Childhood: A Population Study in Japan ( Journal of Epidemiology Vol.22 (2012), No.1 45-49)

http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jea/22/1/22_45/_article

“ The test data for radioactivity in food ”

The test data for radioactivity in food ” has been released by the Japan Food Marketing Structure Improvement Promotion Organization, based on press releases from Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

From languages on the upper right on the site, you can choose English or other languages.

Test Results for radioactivity on Tea Produced in Shizuoka Prefecture
" Test Results for radioactivity on Tea Produced in Shizuoka Prefecture" has been released on the website of Shizuoka Prefectural Government.(July 17 / 2012)
Research article: about Catechins and Theanine

The new report about constituents of green tea has released.

Title : Effects of Green Tea Catechins and Theanine on Preventing Influenza Infection among Healthcare Workers: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

The World Green Tea Conference 2010 ( 28-29, October, 2010)

(representatives) the U.K, the USA, Russia,China, South Korea, Japan
They share information and discuss history, present condition and future of tea.
(schedule)
October 28 14:00- 17:00
Session 1 "Tea consumption and tea culture in your country"
October 29 10:30-14:00
Session 2 "popularization of green tea and effort toward the development of a tea market"
(language) English
(deadline for early application) 20 October

Deligate List
Access to Granship (the venue of the conference)
Floor map of Granship

Green tea might help protect brain

"Green tea polyphenols may help ward off the neurological damage and learning and memory problems caused by the breathing disorder sleep apnea. GTPs work by counteracting oxidative stress in the brain", announced American reseachers.

<21 May, 2008 JapanTimes/ 16 May,2008 WebMD>

You get a brochure about Japanese green tea facilities at O-CHA Plaza, Shizuoka City.

Whoever comes to Shizuoka O-CHA Plaza in Shizuoka City, Japan, will get a brochure titled `Discover the Tea Culture of Shizuoka' in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. World Green Tea Association have made the brochure which guides you to 12 places in Shizuoka Prefecture offering a tea culture experience.(The number is limited.)

<18, April, 08>

Green tea helps ward off stomach cancer in women

Women who regularly drink a lot of green tea have a lower chance of developing stomach cancer than those who do not, according to a recent study by a health ministry reseach team. What's more, there is a suspition that smorking might erase the effects, even if people drinnk a lot of green tea.

<Japan times , 26,Jan. 08>

Green Tea cuts advanced prostate cancer risk

Men who drink at least 5 cups of green tea a day stand half the risk of getting advanced prostate cancer compared with those who drink less than 1 cup a day. The new study was announced by a health mnistry reseach team.

Mount Fuji tea ceremony

You can witness a traditional Urasenke-style tea ceremony at Fuji-san's Sengen Taisha Okumiya Shrine where is in Shizuoka side of the mountain. The ceremony runs from 12:00-2:30 on 15 July, and has English and French instruction.Tired clibmers can unwind with free macha and Japanese confectionery. <Japan times , 6,July. 07 >

Fresh Shizuoka green tea leaves are available in Hawaii.

Fresh Japanese green tea leaves are available in Hawaii. A Japanese supermarket `Shirokiya' in Alamoana shopping center is selling fresh Shizuoka green tea. Shizuoka is one of the main green tea producing prefectures in Japan. Green tea leaves, such as Sencha,Funmatsu-cha,etc, are being sent by air from Japan. The leaves are available to people in the U.S.A by internet. <Asashi Shinbun, 13,Sep.06>

Japanese green tea won MONDE SELECTION

Maruyamaseicha won the gold prize of MONDE SELECTION 2006 for FUKAMUSHISENCHA (a kind of Japanese green tea).Maruyamaseicha is a tea-manufacturer in Kakegawa city, Shizuoka,Japan.[CHASHIMEIJIN] is made of the first plucking tea leaves grown in Shizuoka. MONDE SELECTION is one of the authoritative international awards. <Shizuoka Shinbun, 12,July.06>

Rikyu's tea ceremony room was reconstructed in Osaka

Traditional tea ceremony room which Rikyu had used was reconstructed in Sakai city, Osaka. The original room was torn down after Rikyu committed hara-kiri about 420 years ago. Rikyu is one of pioners of tea celemony.

<Cyunichi Shinbun, 3,June.06>

Japanese tea ceremony room in Switzerland

Japanese tea ceremony room which is surrounded with tea plants is opening on 16th June in Ascona city ,Switzerland. The tea room is located on the edge of a lake. Japanese tea insutructers serve Japanese tea.

<Shizuoka Shinbun, 13,May.06>

Japanese tea ceremony room in Germany

There is a Japanese tea ceremony room in a Japanese garden located in Kaiserslautern, the southern-east area of Germany.Customers are expected to experience Japanese tea celemony.

<Mainichi Shinbun, 10,May.06>

Health benefit by Japanese Green Tea

Drinking 6 cups of Japanese Green Tea or 3 cups of coffee a day helps to reduce the risk of a particular diabetes, according to the Ministry of Education, Culture,Sports, Science and Technology.

<Mainichi Shinbun, 23,Apr.06.>

Exhibition of Chanoyu Utensils at MOA Museum of Art

The exhibition showcases some 80 pieces of chanoyu (tea ceremony) utensils including tea bowls, water jugs and tea caddies until May 17. It features `Ayame' , a black Raku tea bowl,one of Chojiro's masterpieces, and 'Yamazakura' ,a tea caddy accompanied with a box bearing the name inscribed by KoboriEnsyu.

World Green Tea Association is to open booths at FOODEX JAPAN 2006 !

This business and networking opportunity is going to start from 14th-17th March 2006 at Makuhari-Messe (Chiba prefecture). It is the biggest trade fair focusing on food around Asia-Pacific basin area. Various kinds of green tea are exhibited and promoted in the booth. Booth No.6-502

Remarkable decrease in green tea import.

It is because Drink makers have held tea leaf stock from overseas since last year. And also new regulation is going to start this spring, which give Drink makers some duty to indicate the place of origin. As a result, consumer’s reliance can be accelerating to move for domestic production.
<The Shizuoka Shinbun, 9th, Feb.>

Expand the indication standard of ingredients and the place of origin regarding processed foods.

The ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is to expand the indication standard to Tea based drink. It appeared on 7th Feb at the place of joint conference.
<The Nihon Syokuryou Shinbun, 10th, Feb.>

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