According to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, leprosy (alpho: from the Norwegian Dr. Gerhard Hansen (1841-1921) who discovered Mycobacterium leprae) does not appear to be a contagious disease. In handling outpatients, examinations, and hospitalizations, the same caution as HBs antigen-positive (HBe antigen-negative: HBV has strong proliferative and infectious power, suggesting the possibility of severe liver damage if hepatitis develops) is required. It seems to be enough. No need for isolation, use of private rooms, or special disinfection of equipment. However, it seems better to avoid direct contact between infants and infants with L-type leprosy patients who have not received any treatment. It appears to be a treatable disease with a good prognosis. However, there are still some social prejudices that have not been wiped out, and special attention should be paid to protecting privacy. The lesions and clinical symptoms of Hansen’s disease are sometimes difficult to understand because they consist of both direct tissue destruction caused by the proliferation of M. leprae and secondary tissue destruction caused by the body’s immune response to M. leprae. It seems that there is something. It shows various symptoms depending on the disease type. Type T (Tuberculoid type), in which cell-mediated immunity to Mycobacterium leprae is almost normal, occurs when the immune system is weakened for some reason and the patient becomes infected with the bacterium. Many disorders occur, and it seems that diagnosis is mostly made from clinical symptoms such as neuropathy.), a few white spots or erythema accompanied by hypoesthesia, peripheral nerve hypertrophy and paralysis, and leprosy is hardly detected. Type L (Lepromatous type, type I) in which cellular immunity against Mycobacterium leprae does not work: A yellowish-brown to reddish-brown rash and raised nodules appear symmetrically on the whole body. The most common sites are the face, hair, and eyebrows. In severe cases, facial deformation may also occur )), erythema, papules, and nodules occur frequently on the face and extremities. It seems that it can be done. As L-type progresses, glove / sock-like hypoesthesia appears. Type B (borderline type), in which cell-mediated immunity is unstable, appears to show polyneuritis accompanied by eruption. In neuropathy, the sensory nerves (ulnar, radial, sural, major auricular nerves, etc.) in low-temperature areas such as the extensor sides of the extremities and the face are damaged singly and violently (T type) or multiple times and slowly (L type). Hypersensitivity and hypoesthesia seem to occur. In type B, the symptoms of polyneuritis are often strong from the beginning. When inflammation reaches the motor nerves, motor paralysis and deformation occur in the periphery. Palpation is important because the above nerves are prone to nerve hypertrophy and tenderness. Lepromin (Mitsuda Reaction), an intradermal reaction to M. leprae antigens: Kensuke Mitsuda (1876-1964): A doctor who devoted himself to leprosy relief in Japan. After graduating from school, he studied pathology at the University of Tokyo elective course.Healthy people and neuroleptic leprosy patients show positive.The judgment method is tuberculin (substances (several kinds of proteins) separated and purified from the culture solution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis). However, since April 2005, direct BCG vaccination has been introduced and the tuberculin skin test has been omitted. When BCG vaccination is given at a medical institution as a voluntary vaccination beyond that, a tuberculin reaction test may be performed at the discretion of the doctor), and the reaction is negative for L-type. , T-type is positive, and serum anti-PGL-I antibody is high in L-type and low in T-type. It seems to be useful in classifying disease types. The WHO defines leprosy as any case that satisfies one or more of the following three criteria. Depigmentation or red rash (single or multiple) with apparent anesthesia. Peripheral nerve disorder, with obvious peripheral nerve hypertrophy with anesthesia. An acid-fast bacilli smear test from the skin was positive. Hansen’s disease used to be treated in specialized medical institutions (leprosy sanatoriums, dermatology outpatient clinics at certain universities, etc.), but today, as with other common diseases, general clinics and hospitals around the world do not treat leprosy. are treated with In Japan, too, it is recommended to receive treatment at an outpatient department of dermatology or neurology at a general hospital. Partly because of the history of the disease, doctors with extensive experience with Hansen’s disease tend to be unevenly distributed in a small number of medical institutions in Japan. It seems to be ideal that these doctors and the medical institution where the patient wants to receive treatment cooperate with each other. Also, from April 1996, it seems to be covered by health insurance. Treatment takes a few months at the shortest, and usually a few years, so it seems that you need to be prepared to sit down and deal with the disease without panicking. Kasugai Town is said to be the oldest capital of Kai Province. Based on the theme of “Ancient Kai no Sato,” historical materials related to history and culture are exhibited, including a restored model of a three-storied pagoda, which is said to have existed at the Teramoto Abandoned Temple, which was located near the Folk Museum. In addition, special exhibitions are held two to three times a year, and the annual “Wagamachi no August 15th Exhibition” displays more than 1,000 photographs and relics of the war dead in Fuefuki City, which is highly acclaimed. Seems to be getting Also, Masako Ogawa (1902-1943: After graduating from Tokyo Women’s Medical College (currently Tokyo Women’s Medical University), he became a medical officer at Nagashima Aiseien, a national sanatorium in Okayama Prefecture, where he treated and examined patients. Kojima no Haru（Adapted by Yasutaro Yagi and directed by Shiro Toyoda, Masako Ogawa’s memoir of the same name, which records the journey of a patient with leprosy (leprosy) to a national sanatorium. The story of a female doctor who dedicated her life to treating leprosy, published in 1940.）became a bestseller and was later made into a movie and widely known. The work depicts the state of the medical examination and the scene of the patient’s farewell from his family in an elegant style. In 1943, Miss died of tuberculosis in her hometown of Kasugai, Yamanashi Prefecture, at the age of 41. However, heq compassionate actions are still etched in the hearts of many people to this day. It is said that Ogawa was the impetus for him to go on the path of helping Hansen’s disease patients. Once the sanatoriums were established, the demand for medical personnel to work at the sanatoriums increased rapidly, but it seems that there were not many doctors who wanted to work at such facilities. In the era when the leprosy went to war, many of our graduates, like Miss, played a major role in helping Hansen’s disease patients.) The memorial hall is dedicated to Kasugai Town, who dedicated his life to helping alpho; Hansen’s disease（Mycobacterium leprae is a chronic infectious disease that mainly attacks the skin and nerves, but it is a curable disease in modern times with established treatment methods. Named after the Norwegian physician Armauer Hansen, who discovered the bacterium leprae in 1873. The growth rate of M. leprae is very slow, and the incubation period is about five years, but it seems that in some cases it takes as long as 20 years to develop symptoms. The first sign is patches on the skin, accompanied by loss of sensation in the affected area. The route of transmission is still unclear, and it is believed that the virus is transmitted through droplets from the nose and mouth through frequent contact with untreated patients. It is also less contagious and most people have natural immunity. Therefore, it is said to be the least infectious disease.）patients. Established to honor the achievements of Ms. Masako Ogawa, the town’s first doctor, and pass it on to future generations. On the morning of June 15, 2022, a farmer noticed that a large number of unharvested peaches had disappeared from a field in Fuefuki City, and a total of about 1,400 peaches were stolen from four adjacent fields, according to police. I know from my research. The police suspected that it was stolen from the morning of the 14th to the 15th of the same month and investigated it as a theft case. Around 7:00 am on the 15th, a farmer in Kuwado, Kasugai Town, Fuefuki City, noticed that a large number of peaches he had been growing had disappeared and reported to the police. According to police and forensic investigations, about 1,400 peaches of a cultivar called “Hikawa Hakuhou Peach”, which had been cultivated in four adjacent fields and had not yet been harvested, were lost, and the damage was worth about 420,000 yen. seems to have climbed to According to the police, it was confirmed that there was no abnormality in the field when the farm work was finished around 11:00 am on the 14th, so the police said that someone invaded the field from around noon on the 14th to the morning of the 15th. It is suspected that he took it away and was investigated as a theft case. The other day, about 1,000 peaches about to be harvested were stolen from an orchard in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, and the police investigated it as a theft case. Around 5:00 am on July 11, at an orchard in Kamata, Fukushima City, about 1,000 unharvested peaches were found missing from the trees and reported to the police. According to the police, some of the large orchards near the road were targeted, and the damage amount seems to be about 160,000 yen. The police are investigating the theft as someone stole it during the 10 hours from the end of the work around 6:30 pm on the 10th to the start of the work on the 11th morning. A female parliamentarian elected from another prefecture is using SNS to post about the theft of agricultural products, which has become a serious problem in recent years. I’ve been receiving a lot of consultations for a long time, and I’ve been moving to see if I can do something about it. However, the problem is complex and no breakthrough has been found yet. For example, since the introduction of cameras to capture evidence is a particularly heavy financial burden for small-scale farmers, we are discussing whether it is possible to provide assistance that also serves as a countermeasure against wildlife damage. After being arrested for red-handed crime, we have heard from elderly farmers in rural areas that, even if they witness the scene, they cannot move because they are afraid of counterattacks if there are multiple young foreigners. There are patrols and other measures in the area, but there is a limit without manpower. We must take measures that do not increase the burden on the victim’s side. When I found it, I immediately reported it, and when I actually talked to the small-scale victim, I said, Are you a technical intern trainee at some farmers? In the countryside, people understand human relationships and circumstances, so some people give up reporting and fall asleep. It seems difficult to mercilessly ask for a report. Even if you report and catch it, you will not be prosecuted, which is really frustrating and a problem for thieves. Lawmakers cannot intervene in the prosecution’s decisions, but too many cases are not prosecuted. Don’t you take the theft of agricultural products lightly? Even if you are on camera, you will not be prosecuted. Foreigners who have committed criminal acts should be prosecuted and brought to justice, and should be immediately deported stop selling. Large-scale thefts are stolen because they sell, so it is necessary to stop the sales route. For example, I understand that there are formal people, such as street sales where the provenance is unknown, and sales on Mercari, etc., but if they are used as a destination for handling stolen goods, it is not possible to introduce sales qualifications such as identity guarantees for agricultural product listings. It seems that I am looking for it. In my opinion, people who commit crimes are the worst and cause a lot of trouble. However, there are many fundamental problems, and they are piling up. In the first place, there are countless reasons why agriculture has not developed (Special class (treatment) of agricultural workers（The number of household members engaged in self-employed farming as a regular job among the farming population. Since 1985, the number of commercial farmers (farmers with farmland of 30 a or more or annual sales of agricultural products of 500,000 yen or more)）, declining birthrate, aging population, soaring fertilizer prices, immigration policy, exclusively defense posture, japan’s economic stagnation for about 30 years, etc.). I think it’s still meaningful for young politicians to send out information, but the original point is what to do in order not to make more people sad. Japan’s rank has fallen among the developing countries, the happiness ranking has dropped significantly, young people are worried about their future, and they are trying to break through vested interests. In Japan, where there is no leeway, the question is what to do if Japanese politicians and governments torture Japanese people any further. Without flattering authority or status, I would like you to pay attention to gradually reduce the number of people who say that if only they are good, they don’t care about others. In order for children and young people with a bright future to become shameless politicians and adults, why don’t the government lift its weight and release the policies that oppress the people? On August 9, 2022, a conference made up of peach-producing regions nationwide, such as Fuefuki City, will be held online. It seems that the mayors of Fuefuki, Yamanashi, Koshu, Fukushima, and Kinokawa in Wakayama Prefecture participated in the meeting. It has been confirmed that they will discuss the United States’ request to Japan to lift the ban on imports of peaches, and cooperate with related organizations to collect information on the quality and price of American peaches. In addition, it seems that they have decided to hold a “National Peach Summit” in Yamanashi City next year in 2023, where people involved in the production areas will gather to discuss how to respond to the request to lift the ban on imports. When the six towns and villages (Isawa Town, Misaka Town, Ichinomiya Town, Yatsushiro Town, Sakaigawa Village, Kasugai Town) merged on October 12, 2004, the name of the new city was solicited. It was narrowed down to two points, “Kyoto City”, and as a result of the final vote, it was decided to be Fuefuki City. Just as the water flowing through the six merged towns and villages gathers in the Fuefuki River, a number of streams became a big flow triggered by the merger, and the name was raised to become the center of Yamanashi, and it became a big swell and the ocean. It is a name with a wish to make a leap forward (nationwide), and as the name suggests, it is widely known. In addition, on August 1, 2006, it was merged with Ashigawa Village and became the current city of Fuefuki. The city’s soil is fertile and well-drained, with long daylight hours and a large temperature difference between day and night, making it an excellent location for fruit tree cultivation. According to the fruit tree production and shipment statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, it is confirmed that the cultivated area, yield and shipment amount of peaches and grapes are all the highest among the municipalities in Japan. In praise of the achievements of the ancestors who have led the cultivation of historic Japanese fruit trees, we pledged to protect and further develop the wonderful fruit villages that we can be proud of throughout the country. On April 10, 2014, he declared “Japan’s No. 1 Taoyuan Township”. In addition, the city has many diverse and valuable historical and cultural resources. The artifacts excavated from the Shakado and Ichinosawa sites during the Jomon period have been designated as important cultural properties, and valuable remains such as the front and rear burial mounds and stone mounds of the Kofun period remain. In the subsequent eras, Teramoto Abandoned Temple, the oldest temple in Yamanashi Prefecture during the Hakuho period, Kai Kokubunji Temple and Nanji Temple during the Nara period, and Isawa no Mikuri, the only Mikuriya（Kitchen: Jinryō, a manor of an ancient and medieval shrine）in Kai Province, were built. The city has been the center of Kai Province for about a thousand years from the establishment of ancient Kai to the relocation of Takeda’s building to Kofu in 1519, and it was truly the “City of Kai Province Millennium.” Isawa hot spring Village and Kasugai hot spring Village, which are one of the best hot spring villages in Japan, welcome many tourists throughout the four seasons as tourist accommodation bases in Yamanashi Prefecture, and the city’s public hot spring facilities and footbath facilities that utilize the blessed hot spring resources are It is crowded as a place of healing and charm for many people including citizens. It seems that we will continue to nurture “hospitality hot spring village” through the scenery and festivals that color the seasons. Located slightly east of the central part of the Kofu basin, this area collects water systems flowing from the mountainous hills in the northern, eastern, and southern parts of the basin, and the Fuefuki River flows southwest through the central part of the basin. Alluvial fans such as Hikawa, Kanagawa, Asakawa, and Sakaigawa and alluvial plains at the bottom of the basin spread, and agricultural land mainly composed of fruit trees is distributed from the foot of the mountain to the flat land. Behind it is the Misaka Mountains, and there are villages scattered along the Ashi River that flows from east to west in the mountains. In this way, this area is famous as an area with a relatively cohesive terrain sandwiched between north-south hills and mountainous areas, centered on the flat land that extends along the Fuefuki River. The area is 201.92 square kilometers. It is the “Japan’s number one peach producing area” where 23,000 tons of peaches are harvested annually, and many peach trees are planted in the city, and they bloom all at once in the spring. The appearance is as beautiful as a pink jutan, so it is popular with many spectators from inside and outside the prefecture. A tree suitable for the symbol of Fuefuki City, which aims to become a vibrant exchange city. Kasugai Town is said to have the oldest capital in Kai Province. Yamanashi-Oka Shrine（式内論社）: SHIZUME : The deities are Oyamazumi, Takaokami no kami, and Betsuraijin, one of the 20 government offices in Kai Province listed in the “Enki-shiki Shinmeicho” during the Heian period. There is a deep religious relationship with the Takeda and Tokugawa families, and there is also a “district stone” in the precincts, which is said to be the key stone of Yamanashi district. Built at the end of the Muromachi period, the style is Kasuga-zukuri with corner trees. The size is 1 girder and 1 girder, and the roof is persimmon-roofed. Nationally designated cultural property-Designated on August 28, 1890-Type: Building-Owner: Yamanashi Oka Shrine. Dai dai shinto music : It is also called “Shingen TAKEDA shinto music” and is said to have been dedicated to pray for victory. Twenty-four kinds of dances are transmitted in the Izumo Kagura system, and the 20th “Kume dance” is also called “Four sword dances”, and four people dance bravely with a sword in one hand. Dedicated at the Yamanashi Oka Shrine Spring Festival (April 4th and 5th). Prefecture-designated intangible folk cultural property-Designated on August 7, 1967-Type: Intangible folklore-Owner: Yamanashi Oka Shrine Maiko. 木造五大明王像 : KUWADO : It was located at “Jizo-in” in Kuwato, Kasugai Town, Fuefuki City, but in 1586 it was moved to the front northeastern (unlucky) direction person or thing to be avoided in Kuwado Village and celebrated. All five were made of cypress wood in the latter half of the Heian period (late 12th century), and the restoration project started in 2001. Prefectural designated cultural property-Designated on June 12, 1997-Type: Engraving-Owner: Kuwato Ward. 木造立川不動明王坐像 : 熊野堂 : It is made of cypress wood and has a total height of 255 cm. With his eyes fluttering, he holds a sword in his left hand and a sword in his right hand. It is unknown when the festival is held here, and the festival is held on February 28th every year. Prefectural designated cultural property-Designated on December 9, 2002-Type: Engraving-Owner : Kumanodo shimo Ward. 寺本廃寺跡 : 寺本字道万町 : Teramoto Abandoned Temple is located in the very center of Kasugai Town, in the very highlands created by the Otoriyama River and Nishikawa. “Kokushi Kai”, compiled in 1814, first appears in the literature. “寺本村, 法華寺の塔ノ心礎一基存在セリ, 村名ノ起ル所是ナリ村民篁ノ中ニ在ル磐石ヲ国分尼寺ノ心礎ナリト云” – It seems that it is written in it. In 1948, Masayuki Nakashima and Gison Shiota discovered the remains of a Kawada tile kiln that burned the tiles of the abandoned Teramoto temple. In 1950, Buddhist archaeological authority Mosaku Ishida first excavated the cornerstone of the tower and its surroundings. After that, excavation surveys were conducted three times from 1981, and as a result, it was confirmed that the abandoned temple of Teramoto is a temple with a Hokiji style cathedral arrangement with a temple area of 130 m square. In addition, characteristic relics such as roof tiles, ink-painted pottery, statues of Buddha statues, and screw hair were discovered during the investigation. It is believed that it was built in the Hakuho period in the latter half of the 7th century from the tile pattern used. In addition, it is believed that the oldest government office in Kai Province was built in the provincial office (under the ritsuryo system); provincial capital / Shizume district, and it is said that there are traces of grid-shaped land plots. Prefectural designated cultural property – Designated on May 21, 2009-Type: Historic Site-Owner: Fuefuki City / Individual. The originator of Japanese peaches is “white peach” in Okayama prefecture, and it is said that “Asama Hakuto peach” was born by improving this white peach. As a sport of “KOYO HAKUTO Peach（A peach found in a white peach sapling in the former Akaiwa District of Okayama Prefecture, it has a heavy weight.）”, it is the main variety of white peach, following “Hakuho”. Special product of Kasugai Town, Yamanashi Prefecture: Hohgakohtoh. Introduce soil preparation with a production method using chemical fertilizers and reduced pesticides, and harvest after raising the maturity until it is fully ripe. “Environmentally friendly farmer (as recognized by law)” is “Act on Promotion of Introduction of Sustainable Agricultural Production Method”, and（July 28, 1999 Law No. 110) Sustainable Agriculture It was enacted in the Law and came into effect on October 25, the same year. It is a farmer who has been certified by the Governor of Yamanashi Prefecture for the introduction plan of the agricultural production method by integrally making soil with compost and reducing chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides. “Technology certification required to become an eco-farmer” “Technology related to soil preparation” (application of compost, cultivation of green manure crops, etc.) “Chemical fertilizer reduction technology” (use of organic fertilizer, local fertilizer application, etc.) “Chemical pesticide reduction technology” (Use of biological pesticides, mechanical weeding, etc.) It is necessary to introduce (or more) technologies that fall under the following three categories one by one. The ultimate is the rigor of post-harvest sorting, size, color, shape, and sugar content conditions. It is also known for having a higher pass line than any other fruit sorting facility. A very high selection of “Kasugai peaches” was selected using a state-of-the-art sugar content sensor to select high-quality and high-concentration peaches. It has a very sweet taste and a mellow aroma. The products introduced this time are worthwhile in a short period from mid-July to late July, and have a sugar content of 13.5 degrees or higher. Farmers say that this variety is very difficult to cultivate and requires a high level of technical skill. Furthermore, even if it is cultivated with great effort and time, it is rarely found in retail stores under the name of “Asama Hakuto Peach”, and it seems that it is not distinguished from other peaches. In other words, it is a variety that does not reward the hardships of farmers no matter how much they try to make it delicious. “Sachiakane Peach” : From the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries variety registration website: application number 12323, application date 2000/01/31, application publication date 2000/08/30, registration number 10886, registration date 2002/12/16, breeder Duration of right is 25 years, Date of breeder’s right expiration 2017/12/19, Name and address of breeder Norio Iijima (Tsuboi, Ichinomiya Town, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture), Name of person who breeds registered variety, Norio Iijima, Akiko Iijima, Outline of the characteristics of the plant body of the registered variety This variety is a branch change of “Yamaichi white peach”. In the white growing area (Ichinomiya Town, former Higashi-Yatsushiro District, Yamanashi Prefecture), it is an Okute variety that matures from late August to early September. The shape of the tree is open, and the size and vigor of the tree are medium. The thickness and internode length of the shoots are medium, and the color of the shoots is reddish brown. The shape of the leaves is extremely long, the leaf margins are slightly wavy, the leaves are large, the color is green, the gloss is medium, and the nectaries are kidney-shaped. Flower shape is normal, flower size is medium, number of petals is single, oval shape, waviness is present, size is medium, color is dark pink, health of pistil is low, presence or absence of pollen is present, The color of the inner wall of the sepal tube is salmon meat, the shape of the sepal tube is bell, and the tip of the sepal is sharp. The shape of the fruit is circular, the shape of the apex is concave, the dent is medium, the depth of the infarct is deep and wide, the suture line of the equatorial part and apex is medium depth, the size of the fruit is very large, The ground color of the pericarp is milky white, more or less colored, the density is dark, the shape is spotty to streak, and the presence or absence of bristles on the fruit surface is present. The color of the flesh immediately after cutting is white, the inside of the flesh is slightly colored, the coloring around the nucleus is high, the pulp is coarse and dense, the pulp fibers are somewhat less, the peel is easy to peel, the flesh is solute, and the juice is solute. Slightly sweet and high, low sourness, no astringency and bitterness, medium aroma. The detachment of the nucleus and pulp is sticky nucleus, the shape of the nucleus is elliptical, the size is medium, the color is brown, and the surface of the nucleus is rough and smooth. The flowering and germination periods are medium, and the maturity period (the number of days from full bloom to maturity) is 141-150 days, which is late August to early September in the growing area. Difficulty of coloring of fruit is easy, some of physiological fruit drop, some of crack of nucleus and no crack of fruit. Compared to “Yuuzora peach”, the ripening period is later and there is no physiological drop of fruit. It is said that the distinction is recognized in. It is a large fruit with a fruit weight of about 400 g, and the appearance is very impressive because it is almost entirely colored in dark red. The flesh is solute and dense, with a lot of juice and sweetness, and it keeps well.
Yamanashi Prefecture is one of the top producers of peach, which is the season word for autumn in Haiku poetry. In particular, the peaches from Kasugai Unification Kyosenjo, which is famous for its high quality, are exceptional. We are committed to uncompromising peach production in all production areas, and as a result, we have become a top brand in Japan that is recognized by both ourselves and others. Kasugai’s peaches are evolving every year in order to meet the expectations of peach lovers, who are particular about quality and size. Okute peaches and Sachiakane have a different taste than Wase peaches (such as Hakuho Peach). Freshly harvested peaches have a firm flesh, so you can enjoy a deep apple-like texture. In addition, if you store it in a cool and dark place for several days, the flesh will soften a little and you will be able to enjoy the chewy flesh.
A long time ago, the former Kasugai Village was also known for its thriving sericulture industry. The area of Kasugai area is small, and the farmland is smaller than other areas. Through trial and error, he thought about fruit tree cultivation, which would be more profitable than sericulture, and arrived at peach cultivation after considering the soil and climate. It dates back to the Taisho period. Before World War II, peach cultivation flourished, but during the war, peach trees were felled due to planting control orders, and they disappeared once. It gradually revived around 1950, and in 1961, it gained the trust of the market with the introduction of hand-packed box sorting, which can be called craftsmanship. It sounds like you had a lot of trouble when you started. In an era when there were few cars without refrigeration technology, the current Kasugai Town Station on the Chuo Line was built as a freight train station in order to quickly transport peaches to Tokyo Tsukiji-Toyosu Market Station. Confidence seems to have improved.
Fundamental goal of JA Fruits Yamanashi: Aiming to develop a diverse and dream-inspiring agriculture that responds to globalization. We aim to establish a JA organization open to the community and contribute to the local community. We aim to strengthen business activities that are closely related to union members and local residents. We aim to establish a stable and dynamic agricultural management, and to be a JA that lives up to trust and expectations. As a large fruit production area, we aim to be a unique JA that actively and strongly engages in production and sales.