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Promoting biomass-related businesses through collaboration
In October 2020, the government declared its goal of reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, in other words, to achieve a carbon-neutral, decarbonized society by 2050. (*2) While various policies are being formulated to achieve this goal, city governments are also promoting cross-sectoral and public-private partnerships.
Under these circumstances, in May 2023, Kasumigaura City declared itself a "Zero Carbon City" aiming to achieve virtually zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 through energy conservation activities as well as local production and local consumption of renewable energy in order to pass on the city's wonderful environment to future generations. (*3)
Kasumigaura City is a rural city rich in nature, located between Kasumigaura, the second largest lake in Japan, and the southern foot of the Tsukuba mountain range. However, the city lacks biomass-related businesses, as well as knowledge and expertise in biomass. In the future, Kasumigaura City will consider the promotion of biomass-related businesses, and with the aim of creating a good opportunity for the population to develop good relationships with biomass-related businesses, Kasumigaura City has established the "Skill Shift" (*4), a regional side business matching platform operated by Mirai Works, Inc.https://www.skill-shift.com/(hereinafter referred to as "the Company") to promote problem-solving workcation tours in cooperation with the
Through this tour, we aim to contribute to the future development of biomass-related businesses in Kasumigaura City, to the creation and increase of the related population, and to the sharing of skills, thereby contributing to the revitalization of the city.
Problem-Solving Workcation Tour Overview
Theme: Potential and Strategy of Biomass Business in Kasumigaura City
Summary: We would like to maintain and utilize the rich natural environment of Kasumigaura City and return it to the citizens. Therefore, this tour is for everyone to think about what kind of "biomass project" would be good for Kasumigaura City, and to make proposals.
Capacity: 5 people *If the number of applicants exceeds the limit, a drawing will be held.
Dates: 3 days (day trip + 2 days and 1 night)
...Day Trip Wednesday, September 20, 2023
September 24 (Sun.) and 25 (Mon.), 2023
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
9:30 Tour overview and discussion with City Hall
11:00-16:00 Visit to companies in the city
16:30 Discussion with high school students (*2) and companies participating in entrepreneurship education
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Morning city tour (orchard, cycling, fishing, etc.)
13:00-15:00 Free time
15:00-17:00 Presentation Contest
17:00 - Social gathering
Monday, September 25, 2023
Free time in the morning (optional tours or remote work)
Afternoon Customized Tour*.
*Customized tours are original tours created based on requests from participants who want to "visit here," "talk to such and such a person," or "experience such and such a thing.
Application: Please check the details and apply from the URL below.
1 Relevant population refers to people who are not "permanent residents" who have moved to the area or "exchange residents" who have come for tourism, but people who are involved in a variety of ways with the local community and local people.
Source: "Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, New Entrance to Local Communities 'Related Population' Portal Site.
2 Prime Minister's Office: Prime Minister Kan's policy speech at the 203rd session of the Diet, October 26, 2020.
3 Kasumigaura City, Ibaraki Prefecture Zero Carbon City Declarationhttps://www.city.kasumigaura.lg.jp/page/page014896.html
4 Biomass: Organic resources derived from plants and animals that can be recycled into energy and materials. Specifically, biomass includes agricultural, forestry, and marine products, rice straw, rice husks, food waste, livestock waste, and wood waste.
Source: Chugoku and Shikoku Agricultural Administration Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries What is biomass?https://www.maff.go.jp/chushi/biomass/nanndarou/index.html
5 Reference information: Our problem-solving workcation tour activities
Problem-Solving Work Tour in Tomioka City, Gunma Prefecture Press Release
Issue-Solving Work Tour in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture Press Release
About Kasumigaura City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Kasumigaura City is located between Kasumigaura, the second largest lake in Japan, and the southern foot of the Tsukuba mountain range, approximately 70 km from the capital, Tokyo, 30 km from the prefectural capital, Mito, and 10 km from Tsukuba Science City. On the plateau, there are fields of pears, chestnuts, and other crops, as well as flatland forests, and on the lowlands, rice paddies and lotus root fields are spread out, while inland fisheries such as wakasagi and whitebait fishing are conducted along the Kasumigaura coast. Urbanization is progressing with the formation of commercial, business, and residential areas around Kamidate Station on the JR Joban Line and along the main roads. The city's industries include agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, which boast one of the largest shares in the nation, such as lotus root, fruit trees, and inland water fisheries, and commerce and industry, which have developed in good balance due to the city's location.
About Mirai Works
|name of company||Mirai Works Co.|
|Establishment||March 18, 2022|
|Location||Minato Ward, Tokyo|
|representative||Shoji Okamoto, President and Representative Director|
|Business Overview||Providing professional-focused human resource services and solution services|
70,000 registered professionals, 5,000 clients (group total, as of June 30, 2023)
<Professional Staffing Services
Freelance matching service "FreeConsultant.jp".https://freeconsultant.jp
Adult internship" job search support service with trial operationhttps://otona-no-intern.jp
Professional Career" job change support servicehttps://professional-career.jp
Skill Shift, a local sideline web platformhttps://www.skill-shift.com
Glocal Mission Jobs (GMJ), a local job search web platformhttps://glocalmissionjobs.jp
Innovation Support" open innovation promotion service for companies and local governmentshttps://mirai-works.co.jp/innovation-support/
Mirai Incubation, a capital support and business growth support service for growing startupshttps://mirai-works.co.jp/incubation/
Practical reskilling and recurrent support service "Professional Campushttps://mirai-works.co.jp/pro-camps/
Recruitment Accompanying Support Service for Regional Financial Institutions "Recruitment Accompanying Support" https://mirai-works.co.jp/recruiting-support/
FIND CARRERS, a career information site to improve your ability to change jobs
Glocal Mission Times, an information site for thinking about working in rural areashttps://www.glocaltimes.jp
CAREER Knock, a media outlet that provides useful information for designing future work styleshttps://mirai-works.co.jp/media-career/
Group company, Hive Inc.http://hiveinc.jp/(Operation)
MOREWORKS, a job change media specializing in creatorshttps://www.moreworks.jp
|uniform resouce locator||https://www.mirai-works.co.jp/|