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Urbanites work to help sustain rural areas

Setouchi Jam’s Garden, a jam producer on the remote Suo Oshima island in Yamaguchi Prefecture, contributes to the local economy by selling jams made of local produce to tourists and ...

Gyo-somon! is a service that matches fishery companies with urban residents looking for worthwhile side jobs. It was jointly launched by ETIC and Fisherman Japan last year.

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Rural communities look to urban populations for growth

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Engagement of nonresidents can be effective in revitalizing rural communities and their industries. At the same time, there are certain things that are only possible through utilizing existing regional resources ...

“Shinkasuru Satoyama Shihonshugi” (“Evolving Satoyama Capitalism”), edited by the Japan Times Satoyama Consortium and overseen by Kosuke Motani was published in May.

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Old values, practices need re-evaluating

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Satoyama capitalism is a new concept of capitalism that centers around effective use of natural resources in creating new values to foster a sustainable future for local communities. In the wake ...

Shinji Sato shows his charcoal production studio in the city of Shima on Feb. 24.

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Mie tour highlights environmental efforts

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The city of Shima in Mie Prefecture is blessed with natural richness in both seaside and mountain areas. A group of 25 people went on a study tour to three ...

Momo Kondo, Hiroe Higuchi, Chihiro Takeuchi and panel facilitator Tadashi Matsushima

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Local production, local consumption urged

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In a bid to share experiences and ideas about the effective use of existing resources of rural areas for revitalizing Japan’s local economy, the Japan Times Satoyama Consortium and the ...

A facilitator and three panelists discuss marine environments at a panel co-hosted by the Japan Times Satoyama Consortium and the city of Shima, Mie Prefecture, in the city on Feb. 23.

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Panel groups share marine protection efforts

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Fishermen, divers, nonprofits and other organizations are working in communities across Japan to conserve marine and coastal environments that have been threatened by natural disasters, unbalanced marine ecology and other ...

The Tsukuba Green Tourism Association hosts a variety of activities in a traditional thatched roof house at the foot of Mount Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture.

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Ibaraki group offers cultural workshops

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Spinning cotton, crafting traditional decorations and cooking hand-picked edible grass are just a few of the activities organized by the Tsukuba Green Tourism Association, a collection of some 15 local ...