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Resona Group's Regional Design Laboratory Saitama's three projects were selected as "Model Projects for Measures against Vacant Houses" by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism!

Resona Group's Regional Design Lab Saitama has been selected by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as one of three projects to address the issue of vacant houses in the region in fiscal 2023!
The three projects, which were adopted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, bring the total number of projects adopted by the Ministry to four, following the program to provide curriculum to Tsurugashima Seifu High School to help students cope with vacant houses.

We will work with local governments and companies to address vacant houses in Saitama Prefecture.

According to the 2018 Housing and Land Survey, there are 346,000 vacant houses in Saitama Prefecture, a decrease from the 2012 survey, but the number of vacant houses with no intended use has increased to 124,000. LaboTama, in cooperation with local governments, companies, and organizations, will work on measures to address vacant houses according to local needs and help realize Saitama, the most comfortable place to live in Japan.

Outline of Adopted Projects

Adopted Project ①.Adopted Project (2)Adopted Project 3)
Target AreaFukaya CityYorii TownSaitama Prefecture
Collaborations and PartnershipsFukaya City
Saitama Resona Bank, Ltd.
Microbase, Inc.
(SAGOJO Corporation
Local development player
Tagayas Council
Objective.Curbing the number of vacant housesUtilization of vacant houses and promotion of immigration and settlementBuild a platform for collaboration among organizations and businesses related to vacant houses

Adopted Project 1] Fukaya City

The data analysis service provided by Microbase, Inc. will be used to efficiently identify homeowners before their homes become vacant. In addition, Fukaya City, Labotama, and Saitama Resona Bank Fukaya Branch will work together to establish a consultation system to help solve the problem of vacant houses in the city.

This initiative is a pitch event that allows local governments to promote their own solutions.Innovator's Pitch~Municipal DXThe collaboration was born out of the "The

Adopted Project 2] Yorii Town

We will collaborate with local development players in Yorii Town by utilizing the "Traveler*2" platform owned by SAGOJO Co. We will work to build a model that contributes to the promotion of the utilization of vacant houses by realizing "tourism + new ways of working" and conducting regional promotion using vacant houses as a base of stay.

Adopted Project (3)] All of Saitama Prefecture

We will build a network and information dissemination platform for organizations and businesses involved in vacant house countermeasures in the prefecture. The goal is to contribute to local efforts to address vacant houses by disseminating information on a wide range of initiatives by various organizations and businesses*3.

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism FY2023 List of Adopted "Model Projects for Dealing with Vacant Houses

August 2023

Providing curriculum to Tsurugashima Seifu High School to address vacant houses
September 2023
(This case)
Public-private partnership to reduce the number of vacant houses in Fukaya City
Realization of "tourism + new ways of working" using vacant houses as a base of stay and implementation of regional promotion
Establishment of a platform for business operators working to address vacant houses in Saitama Prefecture

1 A project in which the national government provides direct support for highly model-like efforts to utilize vacant houses through the ingenuity of NPOs, private businesses, and other organizations, with the aim of expanding the results of such efforts nationwide.
2 People who are registered on the platform operated by SAGOJO Inc. and have the desire and skills to "travel to the region and use their own skills to help solve issues in the region".
3 LaboTama, as a member, supports this project promoted by the Tagayasu Council and participates in this project as a co-operator of the platform.

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