Passing the Torch for Local Businesses: Matching Platform Developer - Asai Katsutoshi


28m 00s
Broadcast on December 21, 2022 Available until December 21, 2024

Against the backdrop of an aging society, many of Japan's long-running small businesses, unattractive to investors and lacking obvious successors, are in danger of disappearance – particularly in provincial areas, where a vicious cycle of regional decline sees ever fewer families moving to such locations, further depleting the pool of potential successors. Asai Katsutoshi is fighting back, with a unique online service that matches such businesses with individuals keen to take on a new challenge.

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