The Advantest Group participated in the forest conservation activity in Kabasawa-yama, situated in Aoba Ward in the city of Sendai, on November 18th.
This was an event hosted by Satoyama Net Akasaka, a volunteer organization in Sendai City. Its objectives were to restore satoyama, undeveloped woodlands near populated areas, by providing the participants with hands-on experience in forestry.
Twenty-three volunteers, who are the employees of Advantest Laboratories Ltd. and Sendai Factory, immersed themselves in their task of pruning cypress trees despite the shivering cold weather with a mixture of strong winds and snow. Although this activity was only for about two hours, it certainly worked wonders with the cypress woods in the satoyama.
The Advantest Group will continue to participate in the forest conservation activities, which would contribute to the local communities and would support the conversation of biodiversities, in the future.