Roger (USA) (Took part in Sosei Partners- Tono):
Excellent organization capable of solving social problems through expert analysis, community engagement, and engaging foreign people living in Japan who can provide unique perspectives. I was fortunate to join Sosei Partners for a trip to Tono, Iwate to help offer city leaders advice for improving tourism.
The tour participants were diverse and could advise them on different tourist markets (Taiwan, Singapore, Europe, US), give unique perspectives as to what we enjoyed and what changes we'd like to see, and even made some improvements while we were there (helped them with English names, wrote online reviews etc.) I think this group could help fix issues that are identified as well and I hope communities in Japan will engage them to do so.