Citrus unshiu ‘AOSHIMA’
It will be Japan’s first “functional food” as a fresh food. Rare production, showing the feelings of producers under strict control and conditions. Aoshima mandarin oranges were discovered around 1935 in the current mandarin orange field of Mr. Heiju AOSIMA, Fukudagaya, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and it seems that he came to be called by his name. I heard that the word “Miccan” was coined to mean “Kanji / Koji”, which is sweet like honey, because the varieties introduced from China during the Muromachi period were sweeter than the citrus fruits that had been used until then. 1603 to 1604 Nippo Dictionary ; Vocabulario da Lingoa de Iapam com a declaração em Portugues : Published in Nagasaki by the Jezus Society (Oxford University Library, Portuguese Ebola Public Library, French National Library, Brazilian Rio de Janeiro National Library) As it is written as miccan in “(confirmed storage in)”, it seems that it was pronounced miccan in the old days. This dictionary has 25,967 words in the main story and 6,831 words in the addendum when calculated using headwords. Excluding duplicates, the total number seems to be 32,293 words. As expected, this amount cannot hide the surprise in a short period of time.
Shizuoka mandarin oranges are widely known as a national brand, which is said to be “Mikkabi mandarin oranges”. However, the production of mandarin oranges is often greatly affected by climate change and plant-like volume cycles, and the current situation is that the producers are not stable every year. Furthermore, 70% are part-time farmers, and the shortage of successors seems to be a major problem. Mr. Sotaro NAKAGAWA (Current Institute of Fruit Tree Science, Agricultural Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce) as a full-time engineer in April 1920 in the fishing district of Nishihamana Village, Inasa District (currently Mikkabi Town, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu City) on the north bank of Lake Hamana : Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City)) was assigned to use Podocarpus macrophyllus as a wind break forest, and Komokake (rather than roughly woven, originally made from wild rice. Rain and snow soaked into the earthen wall and frozen. (Role to prevent damage and peeling), disinfection, pruning and other techniques. “Speaking of Mikkabi, Citrus Unshiu” : It declined from the merger of 15 agricultural cooperatives in the western part of Shizuoka prefecture in 1995, and has taken root as an independent agricultural cooperative. I hear that what we have now is the existence of the shipping union mentioned earlier. In 1960, the Mikkabi Town Citrus Shipping Association was established with 154 people. It seems that the individual sales styles of farmers at that time were the mainstream. The details are still studying. I want to establish the Mikkabi Citrus Unshiu brand by combining the quality of All Mandarin Orange : First union leader（Insist on establishing a joint sales system）: Aim to ship all oranges produced by farmers to co-marketing organizations. However, it seems that it is not straightforward to unify because there are arrangements and restrictions. Issues and conditions of brand production area : As the production of Citrus Unshiu nationwide increases, competition between production areas intensifies. There was also orange Import liberalization, etc., and the construction of a designated area that took advantage of the characteristics of the production area was an issue. The conditions are to secure a certain amount of production, stable production with high quality, and a systematic stable shipping system. I hear that it is thanks to “Aoshima（Medium ripening）” that it has been a citrus producing area until now. Discovered in the mandarin field of Mr. Heiju Aoshima in Shizuoka City Aoi Ward Fukudagaya around 1935（The theory that Owari Citrus Unshiu was highly connected in 1941.）. It is one size larger than ordinary Citrus Unshiu, has flat fruits, a slightly thicker skin, is easy to peel by hand, has excellent storability, and has a high sugar content. It has a high sugar content and is mainly sold at the beginning of the year. In the southwestern warm regions, it is not suitable for cultivation due to weather conditions and soil conditions, and the biggest merit is that the sales time does not batting. I want to write various things, but I will make a leap forward. As a providence of nature, water is converted from high to low, and sales are converted from low to high. In 1981, there were more than 100 types of corrugated called Mikkabi Orange, and it was difficult to respond to inquiries from consumers. “JA Mikkabi Orange” is now approved as a Regional collective trademark（Trademark Registration No. 5428782）: Mikkabi district and its surrounding area in Shizuoka Prefecture Hamamatsu City Kita Ward（Kita Ward and Kosai City, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture）, Joint fruit selection produced in the Mikkabi District. The union members create their own tough hurdles and create them on the basis of efforts to overcome them. Beer–Lambert–Bouguer law ; Pierre Bouguer, August Beer, Johann Heinrich Lambert transmittance : Percentage of incident light of a specific wavelength passing through the sample. A method that stabilizes the absorption of light by substances. Fresnel equations : Fresnel coefficient ; amplitude reflection coefficient ; amplitude transmission coefficient. And, conducted an impact survey of radioactive substances before shipping. To make a delicious mandarin orange that is delicate and full of sweetness, 25 leaves are required for each mandarin orange. Don’t miss the two representative varieties of delicious oranges. And “Safety and Security” are the pride of the production area. A third-party certification system approved by Shizuoka Prefecture. Registration number : No. 617966-2 – Registration date : June 20, 1963.Trademark registration number : No. 1811523 – Registration date : September 27, 1985 and Registration number : No. 1811524 – Registration date, September 27, 1985. Registration number : No. 2697304 – Registration date : October 31, 1994. The above was confirmed by trademark registration. “Lake Hamana” is a great brackish lagoon in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is a commercial source of cultivated Japanese eel. Sentogamine Castle Ruins : The main castle of Mitake Castle, which was the wartime castle of the Ii Family – One of the four branches of the Southern Court. Prefectural designated historic site. “Daifukuji Temple Garden” : Gardening during the Muromachi period – Founded as a Bankyoji Temple during the Heian period. Moved to the current location in 1207 and renamed Daifukuji Temple. 絹本著色普賢十羅刹女像 – Country-designated painting. 金銅装笈 – Nationally designated crafts. 紙本墨書瑠璃山年録残篇 – Nationally designated ancient documents. “Typical Mount Meru” : A mountain towering in the center of the world in ancient India’s view of the universe. A Pure Land Garden that emphasizes the meaning of the pure world of the Buddha, Sukhavati Pure Land. Prefectural designated scenic spot. 摩訶耶寺（Makayaji Temple : 木造不動明王立像, Country-designated sculpture.）Garden, Estimated from the beautiful stonework to be a garden in the early Kamakura period. The oldest and most historic garden in Japan in the Tokai region. Prefectural designated scenic spot. 鵺代のマンサク群落（Nueshiro’s Witch hazel community）, It blooms in the mountains in early spring. It grows in clusters at low altitudes such as the land of Nueshiro. A natural monument designated by the prefecture on August 3, 1971. Mikkabi Sakura: Japanese cherry – The cherry blossoms in the backyard of Mr. Rine Kawanishi’s residence on the north shore of Lake Hamana. It was investigated in 1968 and was tentatively called “Kawanishizakura”. In 1988, Mr. Yasaka HAYASHI named after the place of planting. Hamana shrine enshrining several gods Shinmeigu main shrine : The main shrine is an old style Itakura style（The material is cedar, which is an ancient Japanese shrine and grain warehouse : Excellent wooden construction technology.）called Seirou style. April 20, 1994 National Important Cultural Property (Building). 摂社天羽槌雄神社（Seshaamenohazuchiojinja）, Stone used as a marker for Ten thousand times worship : Listed building. Bronze bell-shaped vessel excavated from Inokubo : In January 1965, a father and son who lived in Hibisawa excavated in Inokubo. Kinki style bronze bell-shaped vessel. The height is 96 cm, and Keda sukimon can be seen on both sides of the pattern. October 11, 1967 Prefectural designated tangible cultural property. Story of “Mandarin Orange”, Promotional video of the Shizuoka Japanese Hotel Association Inasa（A famous place with the main character “Ms. Naotora Ii” of historical drama (produced by NHK)）Branch (Director Shin Yokooji : Former theater group En affiliation (The theater group En, which is the parent of the Theater Research Institute, was in 1975, centered on the late Hiroshi Akutagawa, and the founding members were the theater company. An organization established in search of a place where actors can create what they want to do more freely. It is not a theatrical company, but a theater group.)), Multiply the daily changing social situation with a new lifestyle. Appealing hotels and inns in Mikkabi Town, Kita District, Hamamatsu City, which is struggling even with corona stagnation. To live in a changing world. A woman who thinks of her deceased mother has a conflict because she cannot accept Father’s remarriage partner : Visit my sister who married an inn on the outskirts of town. How do we face the present and the future in a rapidly changing world? Due to the influence of the new coronavirus in April-August 2021, 701 students dropped out of national, public and private universities, junior colleges, and colleges of technology nationwide, an increase of 316 from the same period of the previous year, 1.8 times higher. Is known from a survey by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The percentage of all students is 0.02%. As of the end of August 2021, the number of students taking a leave of absence due to the new corona was 4,418, an increase of 17,41 from the same period of the previous year. The number of dropouts from April to August, including circumstances other than the new Corona, was 11,862, accounting for 0.40% of all students. The main reasons are financial difficulties, maladaptation of student life, and decreased motivation to study. The number of dropouts in 2020 was 57,913, of which 2024 were affected by the new Corona. Regarding scholarships, as of September 30, 2021 (results of the university daytime survey (preliminary figures) for the 2020 Student Life Survey), Japan Student Services Organization: JASSO (Kudankita, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo) is biennial. We are conducting continuous investigations. It seems that the finalized values for the daytime part of the university and the survey results for the nighttime part of the university, junior college, and graduate school will be announced after March 2022. According to the survey results, the status of scholarships received during the daytime of the university has been increasing from 21.2% in 1996 to 52.5% in 2012. After that, it declined a little and reached 49.6% in FY2020, but it has remained high at a rate more than double that of the mid-1990s. In addition, there were cases in which scholarships were applied for every year but were not accepted, and although they wanted to, they did not apply, and it seems that 8.8% of students in 2020. Therefore, the percentage of students who need a scholarship actually exceeds 50%, and it seems that more than one in two students need a scholarship. In addition, some scholarships are benefit-type and do not need to be repaid in the future, while others are loan-type and require future repayment. Since the repayment is done by the students themselves, many students have the impression that the scholarship is a student loan (own expense for the future), and many students give up using the scholarship because they are concerned about the burden after graduation. It seems. Giving up on scholarships or going on to higher education due to financial reasons may lead to narrowing down the options for the person in the future. In addition, only 4.0% of private universities have taken measures such as reducing or refunding tuition fees in online classes caused by Corona (Wuhan virus), according to the “2020 Scholarship Subcommittee Report” published by the Japan Association of Private Universities. I know from. It seems that none of the large schools with more than 10,000 undergraduate students offered reductions or refunds. It is an undeniable fact that the economic blow caused by the coronavirus (Wuhan virus) has hit young people, especially low-income earners. I’m young, so if I use my body to work, I’ll be able to do something about it. I’ve heard that voices that say that if you have the effort, you don’t need to help, or that you’re just lazy, are still deep-rooted and often not understood. Why are tuition fees still high when the quality of college education should have declined due to the “New Cov”? The Japan Association of Private Universities and Colleges: JAPUC will do most of the tuition fees in September 2020. The government has announced that it will not be eligible for reduction or refund of tuition fees and facility equipment costs. It seems that the tuition fee is not accumulated as a unit of taking one lesson subject such as online or face-to-face, but is an expense to provide a comprehensive educational environment including preparation in anticipation of the awarding of a degree. Facility equipment costs are not just expenses as usage fees, but are positioned as investment funds for future equipment enhancement. Individual private universities also pay tuition fees in four-year divisions for bachelor’s degree, tuition fees do not fluctuate depending on the class format, and efforts are made not to deteriorate the quality of education even in online classes. It seems that he denied the reduction, saying that he was continuing. Japan Student Services Organization: JASSO has started a new system in April 2020 so as not to give up going to university or vocational school for financial reasons. It seems that if you meet the standard of household income, you can receive support if you have a strong “motivation to learn” instead of judging only by your grades. In addition, if eligible for a benefit-type scholarship, tuition and admission fees for universities and vocational schools will be exempted or reduced. It seems that universities, etc. will provide exemptions and reductions in tuition and admission fees, and the Japan Student Services Organization will provide benefit-type scholarships. It is a good idea to check with each university about the exemption / reduction of tuition fees and admission fees.
JA National Agricultural Cooperative Association jointly developed “Mikkabi Mikan Sour from Shizuoka Prefecture” with Mikkabicho Agricultural Cooperative (Headquarters: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture) and Kokubu Group Headquarters Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo Ward, Tokyo). It seems. It uses 15% of the juice of “Mikkabi Mikan” produced in Shizuoka Prefecture and has an alcohol content of 3%, and it seems that the taste is deeply finished by taking advantage of the unique richness of “Mikkabi Mikan”. Manufactured by Kanagawa Citrus Fruit Industry Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kishi, Yamakita Town, Ashigarakami District, Kanagawa Prefecture), it will be released on March 2, 2022 (Wednesday), and its popularity and purchasing power seem to be excellent. It seems that this product was developed with the desire to stabilize the income of producers by using “Mikkabi Mikan” for processing, which is not suitable for market distribution as fruits and vegetables due to scratches on the surface of the peel. By taking advantage of the goodness of “Mikkabi Mikan” and commercializing it as sour, it is an impression that consumers will become addicted to bring out the sweetness and unique richness. Efforts to commercialize and effectively utilize such fruits seem to contribute to the sustainable SDGs “Let’s lay the foundation for industry and technological innovation,” “Responsibility to create,” and “Let’s protect the affluence of land.” Pre-sale at approximately 2,200 Seven-Eleven stores in the Shizuoka / Tokai area (as of the end of January 2022). It is also being sold at some Seven & i Group stores in York and Shell Garden.
The Miraira Cafe in the Hamamatsu Science Museum in Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City will resume normal operations from March 5, 2022 for the first time in about a year. It seems that the store was withdrawn due to the influence of the new coronavirus, which has been plagued for about three years, and the business was suspended continuously. This time, with the cooperation of restaurants in the city, it seems that they will offer sweets and dishes using local ingredients. The cafe is located in the free area on the 1st floor of the building, and seems to be a store that influences the number of customers in the building. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays in March 2022, the honey specialty store “Nagasaka Apiary” in Mikkabi Town, Kita Ward and the guest house cafe “Kokorin” that handles home-grown oranges will open, and repeaters will be able to taste the dried fruits and juice of Mikkabi oranges. There seems to be no doubt that it will increase.
Producers have long felt that not only oranges but also fruits are sweet and delicious, and the limit of consumption can be seen. It seems that natural products cannot change the taste freely like industrial products. This is because it cannot beat the sweeter and tastier processed products. Rather, it seems that health is the number one keyword for consumers today and they want to continue to value it.