We will expand the field of view from efforts focused on satoyama, the natural areas around farmlands, to include satokawa and satoumi bordering rivers and the sea, and will collect, share and disseminate a wide range of practical information such as matching these efforts with existing industries, sales and distribution networks for new products, and tourism from abroad.
Think globally while eating locally, then spread the word
Food can be an effective tool for regional promotion. Every region has its own unique food — a delicacy that...
Dancing the cycle of birth and death at Kiyomizu Temple
Dance Base Yokohama, Artistic Director
On March 11, 2021 — exactly 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and a year after the day...
Biobalance holistic probiotics turn manure to resource
The world has been dealing with issues of various kinds of waste, from toxic waste to food loss and marine...
NTT ArtTechnology shows regional art anywhere, anytime
Culture can be a powerful tool to invigorate a region because everything else — the economy, society, education, people’s lives...
First Ronnie Prize aims to revive traditional Japanese crafts
JapanCraft21, a volunteer group that aims to reinvigorate Japan’s traditional crafts, is launching its first Japan Traditional Craft Revitalization Contest,...
Tottori game meat spices up dinner table while curbing waste
Game birds and animals have been attracting attention in recent years in Japan not only as healthy, flavorful delicacies but...
Mutsu turns waste into grapes, dolphins and history into tourism
The city of Mutsu in Aomori Prefecture, at the northern tip of Honshu, has inspiring examples of how a rural...
Citizen revitalization projects take root in Tsukuba district
In the Oda district of the city of Tsukuba, citizens are starting to engage in projects aimed at revitalizing the...
Living history: You could spend a night in a castle
Although castles are one of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations, not many people know you can actually spend a night...
Fukuyama Castle, the only one built with iron plates in Japan
City of Fukuyama
The venerable Fukuyama Castle is getting a grand renewal ahead of its 400th anniversary, restoring the history-scarred landmark to its...
Small but creative Toyooka has outsized presence
The small coastal city of Toyooka has developed renowned presence by imaginatively developing the vitality of its economy and community....
Green economic recovery requires sustained effort
Japan Times Satoyama Consortium
With major nations starting to show commitment to a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing sustainability will be...