Japan Tsunami 2011: Strawberry Farmers Use Tech to Revitalize After Disaster

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka Put Mental Health in Olympics Spotlight
  • Schumer: Climate Change Will Be Worse Than Covid If We Don’t Act Now
  • LIVE: Biden’s ‘Summer of Joy’ Turns Grim as Delta Infections Skyrocket | Top News
  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Japan Tsunami 2011: Strawberry Farmers Use Tech to Revitalize After Disaster” – below is their description.

    Since the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, rebuilding efforts continue in hard-hit areas like the coastal town of Yamamoto known for its strawberries. Younger, business- and tech-savvy strawberry farmers are giving new hope to the local economy.

    These strawberries grow in eight high-tech greenhouses where computers set the temperature and humidity to optimum growing conditions. That’s right, computers ensure the rows of bushes are sprayed with water at precise times.

    The farm markets the “Migaki Ichigo” brand strawberries to fancy department stores in Tokyo, where they go for as much as 1,000 yen or about $10 per piece, as well as to customers overseas in other parts of Asia and even the Middle East.


    Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Japan

    Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.

    Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

    Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.

    4 Recent Items: Japan

  • Weightlifter Detained in Uganda After Going Missing in Japan
  • Sport for Sustainability and Climate Action – SDG ZONE at TOKYO
  • Asian nations struggle to contain highly infectious Delta strain | The World
  • Olympic gymnast Simone Biles praised for mental health stance
  • In This Story: Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens.

    2 Recent Items: Tokyo

  • Australia track and field athletes isolating in Covid scare • FRANCE 24 English
  • VOXPOP: How much do people in China know about Tokyo Olympic Games?
  • Leave a Comment