A Small Village with Big Ideas

Hometown Stories

27m 15s
Broadcast on March 13, 2022 Available until March 13, 2024

Kosuge Village in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, has a population of about 700. Although small and without many residents, the village is always lively and up for new challenges. It runs many unique projects, such as building tiny houses to attract young people and drones that deliver food and daily necessities to residents. Its efforts are now drawing nationwide attention. At the forefront is village mayor, Funaki Naoyoshi. We follow this small community as they come up with various new ideas for revitalization.

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