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Farming industry sees insightful progress

Satoyama Consortium Feb 10, 2019

Farming industry sees insightful progress

Apure Inc. in Hokkaido grows 28 varieties of chemical-free vegetables at its facility. Weather and temperature are not an issue because everything is planted inside two greenhouses. Apure's vegetables do not even need soil to grow as they are cultivated hydroponically. What makes Apure a ...

Tours highlight small-town eclecticism

Satoyama Consortium Feb 3, 2019

Tours highlight small-town eclecticism

Participants set out for study tours in the town of Jinsekikogen in Hiroshima Prefecture on Oct. 21, following discussions and other programs at the Jinseki Kogen Hotel during a two-day event. The event covered topics related to satoyama (mountains and woods shared and maintained by ...

Programs aim to keep youth in rural areas

Satoyama Consortium Jan 27, 2019

Programs aim to keep youth in rural areas

A two-day event on topics related to satoyama (mountains and woods shared and maintained by residents of the adjacent rural communities) was co-hosted by the Japan Times Satoyama Consortium, the Chugoku Region Governors Association and the town of Jinsekikogen in Hiroshima Prefecture at the ...

Many chances for success across rural areas

Satoyama Consortium Jan 13, 2019

Many chances for success across rural areas

The Japan Times Satoyama Consortium, the Chugoku Region Governors Association and the town of Jinsekikogen in Hiroshima Prefecture co-hosted a two-day event at the Jinseki Kogen Hotel on Oct. 20 and 21. Among the topics discussed that centered around satoyama (mountains and woods shared and ...

Outdated ideas a heavy burden on society

Satoyama Consortium Dec 30, 2018

Outdated ideas a heavy burden on society

A two-day event on topics related to satoyama (mountains and woods shared and maintained by residents of the adjacent rural communities) was held at the Jinseki Kogen Hotel in the town of Jinsekikogen, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Oct. 20 and 21. The event was hosted ...

Castle, roses symbols of Fukuyama's revival

Satoyama Consortium Dec 16, 2018

Castle, roses symbols of Fukuyama's revival

Fukuyama is the second-largest city in Hiroshima Prefecture with a population of approximately 470,000. It is located on the sunny coastal side of the Chugoku region, facing the Seto Inland Sea with the Chugoku mountain range in the background. It has served as a ...

Seaside municipality turned cycling mecca

Satoyama Consortium Nov 25, 2018

Seaside municipality turned cycling mecca

Onomichi is a city on the southeastern coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, facing the Seto Inland Sea. Shrines, temples and many traditional buildings stand against the mountainside to the north of the city. Having been designated as a Japan Heritage by the Agency for Cultural Affairs ...

Snapshots celebrating Japan's rural beauty

Satoyama Consortium Nov 4, 2018

Snapshots celebrating Japan's rural beauty

The Japan Times Satoyama Consortium held a photo contest to further expand interest and awareness in satoyama — a Japanese term referring to woodlands in rural areas maintained by area residents. The general public and relevant parties, including local governments, submitted photos in hopes ...

Consortium gains two additional partners

Satoyama Consortium Oct 21, 2018

Consortium gains two additional partners

In a bid to strengthen its efforts to transmit relevant information, the Japan Times Satoyama Consortium recently signed partnership agreements with two Tokyo-based associations. The consortium, launched in January and headed by The Japan Times Chairperson and Representative Director Minako Suematsu, aims to promote the ...