About CHANNEL JOURNEY
A message from our representative Taira Manabu
Hello~! This is Taira Manabu your entertainment specialist. I’ve been bringing you Fukushima’s amazing travels & experiences through CHANNEL JOURNEY since 2019. From the SUP kayak experience at Menuma swamp, the snow mountain activities at Washikura mountain, we have a variety of contents available throughout the four seasons.
I started skiing when I was 3, surfing at 18 and always enjoyed the outdoor sports that Mother Nature provided us since I was a kid. Since then I’ve ridden for many snowboard brands, managed snowboard & surf shops, produced & operated many events at ski resorts throughout the country.
Then the unforgettable happened on 3/11/2011. Everything changed after the great earthquake & tsunami. The harmful & negative rumors spread like wildfires & business deteriorated. I had no choice but to send my family to a safer area & live separately. I felt helpless & furious that my beloved home had been destroyed.
I witnessed the children unable to play outside due to the dangers & fear of radiation so I dedicated myself to create a safe haven for them. That’s why I launched the Fukushima indoor park project - CHANNEL SQUARE, so Fukushimas next generation of kids could enjoy nature & learn all that its amazing outdoors has to offer.
I felt by showcasing Fukushima & having people enjoy all that it has to offer, in turn that would help bring back business & pump up the local economy. In order to showcase the exciting world of Fukushima to as many people possible I started the tourism experience program. You can immerse yourself in this world to learn about its diverse ecosystem & resources and reconfirm natures beauty, dangers & importance. With decades under our belt we can confidently offer you the many amazing experiences that the four seasons has to offer.
If we can get people to feel “Fukushima is way more exciting than I ever imagined!” I have done my job. We also treasure all our encounters with everybody. Our activities do not end with just the many experiences we have to offer as Fukushima has many other attractions we are proud of such as our local delicacies, hot springs & abundant tourist attractions. CHANNEL JOURNEY is dedicated to interconnecting and creating a bond which will provide the potential to uplift & improve our community.
F-WORLD INSTITUTE REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR TAIRA MANABU