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Date : June 9, 2014

Notice (Press Briefing): Special Agriculture Zone and Regional Revival Carried Out by Corporate Revival Expert (June 9, 2014)

post date : 2014.05.29

Press Briefing: Special Agriculture Zone and Regional Revival Carried Out by Corporate Revival Expert

Briefer: Mr. Shoji Mino, Deputy Mayor of Yabu City



Yabu City in Hyogo Prefecture was chosen as a Special Agriculture Zone, one of six National Strategic Special Zones which will loosen regulations within the zones in order to stimulate their local economies. Yabu City faces issues including a decreasing population, agricultural workers that are significantly older than the national average, and increasing amounts of unused agricultural land. Through relaxed regulations for the usage of farmland and cooperation with the civil sector, the city is aiming to revitalize the region and revolutionize agriculture in Japan. 


The FPCJ has invited a key figure in this project, Mr. Shoji Mino, deputy mayor of Yabu City, to speak to the foreign press. Mr. Mino’s success in revitalizing hotels and the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki led to his taking the position of deputy mayor in February 2013. He is also the head of the Yabu City Committee for Promotion of National Strategic Special Zones.  


This is a rare opportunity, so don’t miss this chance! 



Date: June 9 (Mon), 2014, 13:30-15:00


Place: Foreign Press Center/Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)


Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)


Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).


*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.

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