LWIF EP181: A plan for revitalizing a Japanese Tea Town

The more I visit the inaka “countryside” of Japan, the more I wonder about how these areas will weather the aging and depopulation trends. Furtuitously, this project — which is sponsored by the Japanese government and d:matcha — fell in my lap. I had free rein to talk about a topic related to Wazuka and tea, so I chose to investigate the effort being made to revitalize the area and how it’s longtime residents feel about newcomers.

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