Satoyama~Authentic Japan

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.

Hakone geisha events among tech venture’s global tourism efforts

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Watching kimono-clad geisha gracefully dance to traditional music and joining in games all the while enjoying Japanese cuisine and sake...

Various potential opportunities to be found in forests, farms

Japan Times Satoyama Consortium

The Japan Times Satoyama Consortium organized a two-day study tour in Tottori and Okayama prefectures in November to learn about...

Capturing the visual splendor of countryside Japan

Japan Times Satoyama Consortium

The Japan Times Satoyama Consortium held a photo contest to expand interest and awareness in satoyama — a Japanese term...

New ideas for local rejuvenation, livelihoods

Japan Times Satoyama Consortium

At an inaugural awards ceremony recently hosted by the Japan Times Satoyama and ESG consortiums to recognize parties for their...

Hard-won eatery specializes in local dishes

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In a once-abandoned rice paddy at the foot of Yokosuka’s Mount Ogusu in Kanagawa Prefecture stands the result of one...

Providing a new breath of life to businesses

Japan Times Satoyama Consortium

At a recent symposium organized by the Japan Times Satoyama Consortium, three panelists shared their experiences and thoughts on the...

Tasty bid brings Tottori Wagyu to Osaka

Tottori Prefecture

Although lesser known than other varieties of Japanese beef, Tottori Wagyu is of the highest quality and Tottori Prefecture aims...

Torch relay aims to better connect people

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As a company involved in the torch relay for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, NTT Corp. hopes to involve a wide...

New way to tackle depopulation issues

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At a recent forum in Tokyo, several municipal leaders stressed the importance of nurturing a pool of nonresident supporters who...

Past methods can revitalize future society

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Satoyama refers to mountains and forests near rural villages that are maintained by residents for the sake of the sustainable...

Clean start for long-standing towel business

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The city of Imabari in Ehime Prefecture has for over 120 years been one of Japan’s major towel manufacturing hubs....

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