On the 9th of June Otanisan, Saitosan, Steve, some participants of the student meeting and I, we went to Joyo. There, in the Kawaguchi-resident was a meeting and a round table discussion about regional economy and how to improve especially the economy of Joyo and Yame. A lot of diverse people attended this meeting. There were university professors, government officials, Joyo inhabitants, green-tea planter, a master brewer, representatives of a fishery association and some Groundwork members.
The tenor of this meeting was to introduce one’s own kind of work and how the local economy gets to be boosted by this work.
For example the master brewer: first he presented his factory, its history and work performance; afterwards he suggested how this factory is able to improve the regional economy and agriculture by growing sweet potatoes in Joyo for the Shouchuu-liquor.
Later the other participants discussed the suggestions, the contracts, necessities and costs.
It was very interesting to note the conversation between the member and how they come to a conclusion.
written by Maya