Deepseawater refers to seawater offshore past the continental shelf that
is too deep to be reached by sunlight, characterized in its low-temperature
stability, inorganic nutrient richness, and purity.
Deepseawater is receiving attention due to its balance of essential minerals
calcium and magnesium for use in health drinks and foods, pharmaceutical products, and
Kumejima Island Deepsea Water is being drawn from the 612 meter level below
the surface of the Pacific Ocean . At this depth the water is very cold,
between 6 and 8 C. The 612 meter level is wel l below where surface pollutants
can reach. None of the pollutants from industry, farming, chemicals or
human waste can taint Deepsea Water.
Kumejima Island is an island, part of the Okinawa Islands and administratively in the Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It has an area of 59.11 km². It belongs to the Ryukyu Islands (Japanese: Nansei
Islands). The main town Kumejima has a population of 8,713.
OKINAWA PREF. DEEPSEA WATER RESEARCH CENTER IN KUMEJIMA ISLAND
Address: 500-1 Maja, Kumejima-cho, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa 901-3104, Japan
Kumejima Deepsea Water Facilities
Capacitiy of drawning the deep sea water: 13,000ｍ3/day
Main Builing: 2 story
Floor Space: 548.85m2
Total Floor Space: 969.20m2
Study Room is available for providing the visitors with information