Alejandro (Spain)

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Company that promotes the active participation of foreign students in Japan in urban rehabilitation projects.

This summer I was fortunate to participate in two projects promoted by this group. The first one, in Tono, tried to change the downward trend of tourism through a new type of sustainable tourism, different from traditional mass one, taking into account the interests of citizens and tourists.

The second project, in Urahoro (Hokkaido), seeks to rehabilitate the city by promoting the branding of typical products of the region and the active participation of citizens in developing future plans for the city, through interviews, conferences and debates.

These two projects have been one of my best experiences in Japan, and thanks to them I have been able to learn more about the culture of rural Japan and civic collaboration. It is an experience that I recommend to everyone who has the opportunity.