Tech-savvy students offered cost-effective solutions for regional revitalization and also gained hands-on experience in app development.
To revitalize the region, Funasaka Sake Brewery is producing whisky using two local sites in Gifu Prefecture: Takane No 2 Dam and an old school building.
Across Japan, horses are serving as vehicles for promoting mental health and community and economic development. Horse manure is even being made into paper.
We see our job as "creating fans of Mino City," says Hirotaka Takiue of NIPPONIA, a partner in the nursery school program and other revitalization projects.
Although the nursery school program lodging came with minor inconveniences, the exquisite machiya boasted an array of amenities and we were eager to explore.
"By nature, culture is close to the daily lives of local people," says Doshisha University's Dr Nobuko Kawashima, applauding the Cultural Affairs Agency move.
My family applied through KitchHike to stay in a distant community for two weeks while our child attended a local nursery school. Here's how we got...
Entrepreneurs came together at AKITA RISE to share plans for guesthouses, farming blue corn, and mother-run cooperatives aiming to revitalize rural communities.
Young craft breweries are revitalizing rural communities in locations of unparalleled beauty, creating new destinations for locals and visitors alike.
Today there are 6015 participants in 1085 communities across the country bringing new blood, new ideas, and new energy to the communities they live and work...