What is the International Media Center?

For members of the press covering the G7 Hiroshima Summit, the International Media Center (IMC) was set up at the Hiroshima Prefectural Gymnasium as a press base, and news organizations from around the world disseminated information about the summit from here.

At IMC, not only a working space but also a dining space was set up, where various meals were provided free of charge to the media. Also, at the “Hiroshima Information Center” set up within IMC, promotion of food and alcohol in Hiroshima was carried out.

Here, we will introduce Hiroshima gourmet food offered at IMC and Hiroshima Information Center.

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

The first thing I would like to introduce is Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima's soul food.
The characteristic of Hiroshima okonomiyaki is that it contains noodles.

At the Hiroshima Information Center, over 640 meals were eaten on the first day, and it was a great response!

Also, British Prime Minister Snake tried making okonomiyaki on the recommendation of Prime Minister Kishida.

Prime Minister Snake visited the okonomiyaki experience studio “OKOSTA (Okosta).”
OKOSTA is a facility where you can experience cooking okonomiyaki using an authentic teppan, and is easily accessible, just a 2-minute walk from Hiroshima Station, so be sure to stop by when you come to Hiroshima Station!


The next thing I'll introduce is Hiroshima's specialty “oysters,” along with okonomiyaki.

Grilled oysters from Hiroshima prefecture were offered at IMC.

In recent years, oysters are not only eaten, but there are various ways to enjoy them, such as “oysters to drink,” “oysters to see,” and “oysters to wear.” Dive! Hiroshima also offers sightseeing courses where you can fully enjoy such oysters, so be sure to check them out when sightseeing in Hiroshima.

Also, there is an image that the season for oysters is winter, but in Hiroshima Prefecture, you can enjoy large oysters even in summer!

Hiroshima lemon

Hiroshima Prefecture has the highest production of lemons in Japan!
The characteristic of “Hiroshima lemons” grown in a warm climate is that everything, even the skin, can be eaten.
IMC also offered “Hiroshima Lemon Cider,” which is made from the juice of Hiroshima lemons squeezed together with their skin.

Also, dishes using lemons appeared at leaders' dinners, etc., and chilled lemon miso soup and Setoda lemon cake “Shima Gokoro” were served.

Hiroshima Wagyu

The last thing I would like to introduce is Hiroshima Wagyu.
There are several types of Hiroshima Wagyu, but this time I'm going to take Hiba beef (hiba gyu).

Hiba beef is one type of Hiroshima Wagyu raised in Shobara City, and is characterized by its melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Since the number of heads produced is small and most are consumed locally, it is also called “phantom wagyu.”

Hiba beef goes great with Hiroshima's sake, which is one of the “Japan's top three breweries,” so be sure to try it when you go sightseeing in Hiroshima!

Summit-related information

Hiroshima Brand Shop TAU is holding a “G7 Hiroshima Summit Thanks Fair”!
During the summit, products provided to the leaders and wives of each country and related products are being sold in limited quantities.
Please check the official website of Hiroshima Brand Shop TAU for details.

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