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Tsukuba to raise toast to home-grown wines

Satoyama Consortium Mar 17, 2019

Tsukuba to raise toast to home-grown wines

The city of Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, enjoys mild climate and an appropriate amount of rainfall, comparable to the city of Kofu in Yamanashi Prefecture, the most famous grape-producing region in Japan. Mount Tsukuba's granite-rich soil has also been noted as being similar to that ...

Summit highlights regional revitalization

Satoyama Consortium Mar 11, 2019

Summit highlights regional revitalization

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” was the theme of this year’s sold-out event that was co-hosted by Enthusiasm Local ...

Travel website to expand on rural tourism

Satoyama Consortium Feb 25, 2019

Travel website to expand on rural tourism

Beautiful nature, healthy local food and rare cultural experiences unique to Japan that will surely live on in lasting memories long after travelers have returned home. These are just a few benefits of visiting Japan's farther flung areas. While Tokyo, Kyoto and other major cities ...

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 ...