Sendai is one of the largest cities in Japan, and is the political and economic center in the Tohoku (northeast) region. It is also well known as the City of Trees, where the Japanese Zelkova trees on the streets are in harmony with the view of the modern city. Sendai area is home to many natural sites of beautiful scenery, such as the Hirose River, running through the central Sendai, Akiu Great Falls, famous as one of Japan's three most beautiful waterfalls, and Matsushima, known as one of the Three Views of Japan. For the microwave community, a lot of important technologies and innovative inventions have been produced in Sendai. The Yagi-Uda antenna, which is one of the most famous antennas, was invented by Dr. Hidetsugu Yagi and Dr. Shintaro Uda, both with Tohoku University, Sendai, in 1925. The conference site and the city center of Sendai have recovered from the East Japan Great Earthquake on March 11, 2011.
Radiation Level in Sendai city
Sendai city is 100 kilometers away from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The radiation level in Sendai city is continuously below 0.1 μSv/h as of April 2014, the same as that before the Earthquake. The level is quite normal compared with that of the global average [c.f Tokyo: 0.034 μSv/h, Australia (Brisbane): 0.11 μSv/h, China (Beijing): 0.09 μSv/h, Germany (Munich): 0.56 μSv/h, USA (Los Angeles): 0.12 μSv/h]. Radiation level in food and tap water is strictly checked. There is no problem to eat and drink them. For more information on radiation level in Japan, please see the Japan National Tourism Organization site: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eq/eng/04_recovery.htm