Working Visits Revitalize Regional Destinations: Matching Service Innovator - Nagaoka Rina
Japan is full of both young people keen to visit new locations but lacking the funds to do so, and provincial towns seeking a fresh influx of younger workers. Nagaoka Rina created a service that tackles both issues by offering young people paid placements with local farms and businesses, also providing free accommodation and enough downtime to explore in exchange for a few hours manual work per day. And as well as labor, the towns gain new ambassadors to showcase their appeal more widely.
The company's site lists working visit opportunities across Japan
Young visitors get the chance to bond with local people
There are also other unique regional experiences typically unavailable to tourists
Nagaoka's company, too, is made up mostly of young employees