How to promote Osaka

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Jan 30, 2011 07:03
Last week I took part in a meeting held by some public institution that purpose is to activate economy in Osaka.
Theme of the meeting was how Osaka can attract Chinese tourists whose number is expected to increase rapidly in future.
The institution tries to appeal to Chinese tourists Osaka as a gourmet city where they can enjoy foods Chinese tourists with a dashi made from boiling Japanese kelp and dried bonito.
その組織はカツオブシやコンブでとったダシを中心にグルメシティとしての大阪を中国人旅行者にアピールしようとしているのです。
The dashi plays an important role in Japanese traditional meals.
However it is a subtle seasoning.
しかしながら、だしは微妙な調味料の一種です。
So I told them my opinion that dashi itself is weak to give an impact to the tourists to motivate them to come to Osaka.
そこで私は、ダシでは旅行者を大坂に呼び寄せるだけのインパクトにかけると意見をしました。
The meeting finished with the conclusion that next time we talk about how we can appeal dashi.
会議は次回、どのようにすれば(旅行者の大坂誘致に)ダシをうまく打ち出せるかを話し合うという結論を持って終わりました。