Mediano/largo plazo
NICE-LI-IJ20-11 JAPÓN Minamiechizen, Fukui AGRI 17/10/2020 30/11/2020

Imajo 20-11 (Fukui) | NICE-LI-IJ20-11 | 2020-10-17 - 2020-11-30 | AGRI | Age: 18 - 99


This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger). This project has been organized together with Plus times, it is founded by local people to improve their community culture. In this area, there is a depopulation problem, especially young people. Local people hope to continue their special culture/products (ex.dried persimmon, beautiful forest, festival and so on) This group tries to [1] revival the special, product, [2] organizing local event, [3] promotion about this area with young voluntary power and new idea.

Work: 1) Supporting to make Dried persimmon (harvesting, peeling and drying) 2) Discussing with local people about NEW idea of dried persimmon for activation 3) Organizing the event for local. Also, do other works for the community

Accomodation and food: Renovated house (traditional Japanese house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Not need a sleeping bag. Cooking meals by volunteers self. Wi-Fi can connect basically. Some mobile are not available.

Location: Minamiechizen, Fukui

Location and Leisure: *Location: The southwest part of Fukui prefecture. Minamiechizen, Imajo area is countryside, so sometimes feel isolated, but you can enjoy local life in a very beautiful/traditional place. Dried persimmon is main industry in this area. *Other activities: Exchange parties with local people, nature life, visit a local festival and hot spring, etc.

Train/Bus station: The nearest airport is Komatsu airport. But it has only a domestic terminal, so volunteers need to arrive at Narita/Haneda international airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the project site, it takes 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the first day and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day.

Requirements: *Language: English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese. Some levels of Japanese speaking skills as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard and simple mountain life in the isolated area. Also, respect for the local culture and way of the local organization.

Language: jap,eng

Extra Fee: 12000 JPY

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per one month