Sosei Partners (Urahoro) started in September 2017, as we formed a partnership with our local coordinator companies Relation and Kizki. Our project in Urahoro is focused on two main themes- 1) Effective Reutilization of Local Resources and 2) Education.

Our main project in Urahoro is the reutilization of an abandoned school that has been transformed and renovated into a new space called Tokomuro Lab for innovation and interaction for both local residents and visitors. Our international participants get to learn about the innovative reutilization of local resources and facilities such as abandoned schools, as we work with the local coordinators to build up this space as an interactive space for international visitors.

Secondly, Urahoro is renowned for its unique education style where they incorporate the local primary industries of farming, forestry and fishing into the 9 years of elementary and junior high school education. Urahoro-styled education's main purpose is to instill hometown pride in the children, as well as providing local children with real life skills and knowledge outside the textbook and classroom.

Through our programs, we interacted with people from all walks of life, including primary industries such as forestry and farming, teachers, students, government officials, NPOs, new residents, foreign nationals and so on. All of us gave us a slightly different perspective of this town but there was a sense of community and unity, which we believe is the true value of Urahoro.

Read our blog written by participants of Sosei Partners (Urahoro).


地方創生パートナーズの浦幌における活動は株式会社リレイションと株式会社キズキとパートナーシップを組み、2017年9月にスタートした。浦幌では1) 地域資源の利活用と 2)教育の二本柱に基づいて活動している。

地域資源の利活用において、浦幌ではTokomuro Labという廃校を改装し、国籍を問わず、地元住民・留学生・観光客など、様々な人が集まり、交流するような場を作り上げるプロジェクトに関わっている。本プログラムの参加者は廃校をはじめとする様々な地域資源の利活用法を学びながら、住民と一緒にTokomuro Labの有効活用プロジェクトに取り組み、特に海外との接点になるような場として作り上げる。