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Joboji Urushi Workshop Co. President Takuo Matsuzawa speaks about urushi at the eighth Satoyama Cafe on March 8 in Tokyo.

Satoyama Consortium Apr 21, 2019

New demand, challenges for lacquer trade

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The tradition of urushi (lacquer) production that almost disappeared from Japan is enjoying new life thanks to recent demand, but is also facing simultaneous hardship. Takuo Matsuzawa, president of Joboji ...

Minister of State for Regional Revitalization Satsuki Katayama delivers the keynote speech at a symposium in Tokyo on Feb 3.

Satoyama Consortium Mar 11, 2019

Summit highlights regional revitalization

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The fourth Regional Revitalization Venture Summit was held in Tokyo on Feb. 3 to promote regional revitalization through lectures and discussions involving the public and private sectors. “Possibility of Local Tech” ...