Regional Revitalization in Japan
Rural flight is a problem all over the world. Japan has the highest proportion of elderly people than all other countries, and most young people move to the metropolitan areas of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka to seek economic opportunity. Rural towns and villages are disappearing rapidly, and elderly residents dominate those that remain. Farms and other rural industries disappear as a result.
While this trend seems inevitable, there are many citizens and foreign residents of Japan working hard to find ways to preserve rural economies and cultures. Unexplored Japan is committed to showing the value of these places. Here are bunch of resources. Please comment.
Below is a list of resources for people interested in regional revitalization. The focus at Unexplored Japan is, of course, Japan, but people all over the world are concerned about rural life becoming unsustainable.
Let’s work together because teamwork can save a lot of time and helps us improve (rather than repeat) what has already been done.
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In the resources below, you will find a variety of information and different perspectives on regional revitalization.
Unexplored Japan does not endorse or sponsor any of these sources. They are provided to stimulate ideas and conversation.
Japan Resources - English
A Market-Driven Model of Regional Revitalization (Nippon.com)
Regional Revitalization (MAFF)
Inbound Travel Promotion Project (Visit Japan Project)
Winning Formula of Revitalization
Video Bento: Resilience Values
Art Festivals and Regional Revitalization in Japan
Regional Vitalization, Local Revitalization and Business Succession
Revitalization Resources - International
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