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Creating sustainable growth in rural areas

Apr 30, 2018

Creating sustainable growth in rural areas

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In a local community, enhancing cooperation among relevant players is vital to creating what could be a model for a sustainable society, panelists stressed at a Tokyo forum held earlier this year, citing their experience.

Local resources key to sustainable society

Apr 15, 2018

Local resources key to sustainable society

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In a local community, enhancing cooperation among relevant players is vital to creating what could be a model for a sustainable society, panelists stressed at a Tokyo forum held earlier this year, citing their experience.

Rice farmers Hiroyuki Abe (left) and Katsuyoshi Abe.

Mar 25, 2018

Reviving Sasanishiki via rice sustainability

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Tsukuba Mayor Tatsuo Igarashi aims to further diversify the satoyama (traditionally, woodlots shared and maintained by local residents) environment in Tsukuba’s rural areas that needs to be passed down to future generations. To that end, Igarashi hopes to make the most of the knowledge and technology accumulated in research and development institutions based in the city.

Propelling satoyama via science, technology

Mar 11, 2018

Propelling satoyama via science, technology

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Tsukuba Mayor Tatsuo Igarashi aims to further diversify the satoyama (traditionally, woodlots shared and maintained by local residents) environment in Tsukuba’s rural areas that needs to be passed down to future generations. To that end, Igarashi hopes to make the most of the knowledge and technology accumulated in research and development institutions based in the city.

Reviving rural communities via satoyama

Feb 25, 2018

Reviving rural communities via satoyama

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Rural municipalities across Japan should capitalize on their natural resources to pursue sustainable lifestyles via adopting alternative ideas complementary to conventional capitalism and make active efforts to bring in young urbanites to rejuvenate their communities, renowned economist Kosuke Motani stressed during a recent forum in Tokyo.

Tiny island offers expansive opportunities

Feb 11, 2018

Tiny island offers expansive opportunities

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Tiny Yuge Island may be tucked away in Ehime Prefecture, but Japanese and international travelers alike continue to visit. Located on the Seto Inland Sea, residents have created delicacies from the island’s resources, incorporating salt, seaweed and native plants.

A bridge to Suō ōshima, Yamaguchi Prefecture | JAM'S GARDEN

Jan 21, 2018

Unique regional features present advantages

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Tadashi Matsushima is a successful example of someone relocating and starting a business in a rural area. He is the owner of Jam’s Garden in Suō Ōshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture. He and his staff of 30 make 150,000 jars of jam every year.