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Ojika Island, Nagasaki

Hop aboard the ferry to this tiny island in the Goto Archipelago, where restoration projects and warm hospitality are placing Ojika firmly on the map.


2.

Nishi Awakura, Okayama

Nishi Awakura is a small village with a big vision. Now its entrepreneurs are creating new products, drawing inspiration from the village’s 100-Year-Old Forest Initiative.


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Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata

The Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival aims to instil pride in the area’s metalworking industry, shining light on the region’s craftspeople and ingenuity.


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Fukushima

Eat, and Energize the East is contributing to a brighter future for the Tohoku food industry. Meet the farmer and the fisherman working with the community in mind.


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Shonai, Yamagata

Moving to a tiny rural village has been life-changing for Daisuke Yamanaka. Discover the renowned rice fields and quality of life of the Shonai Plain.


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Tokachi, Hokkaido

Rich nature, high-quality produce and seasonal charms await in Hokkaido. Destination Tokachi’s Kenichi Goto shines a light on an outdoor mecca in the making.

Hop aboard the ferry to this tiny island in the Goto Archipelago, where restoration projects and warm hospitality are placing Ojika firmly on the map...

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