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country Japan: Akame20-01 (Mie) NICE-LI-AK20-01
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21/01/2020 - 16/04/2020
Frais de participation additionnel JPY 12000
2 volontaires
1 Male / 1 female places libres
Environnement
Agriculture
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Volunteers will work on various types of activity related to forest conservation, agricultural projects in mountainous nature and experiential learning events in nature. The forest conservation will be cutting trees, branches and maintaining the footpaths. For the agricultural work, volunteers will be taking care of the chickens raised by the free-range farming and slaughter old enough chickens for eating by themselves, harvesting and packaging mushrooms. Volunteers are also expected to help to organize some environmental events (e.g., to collect edible wild plants, nature observation) in the mountain.

Logement et nourriture

Single room, in a pension named Eco Resort Akame. Volunteers cook by themselves.

Situation, loisirs

*Location: Kami-Mitani area, Nabari city, Mie prefecture, about 60 km from Osaka. There are famous falls nearby that many hikers visit. *Other activities: Many opportunities to learn the local wisdom. Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, famous places here).

Partenaire

This project has been organized together with a local environmental non-profit organization (NPO) Akame no SATOYAMA wo Sodateru Kai (ASSK) since 1998. Since this area is close to big cities Osaka and Nagoya, there were plans to build a golf field and an incinerator, but local people stopped those plans by the movement called National Trust. ASSK founded the group in 1996 to collect donations to buy and protect lands. Also, ASSK accepts people who want to enjoy nature, and maintains forests, creates a pond for dragonflies, hosts national copse meeting, etc. SATOYAMA needs to be maintained by humans for its biodiversity and water adjustment function. Our ancestors had protected and utilized the forest ecologically and sustainably, which was neglected by modernization. We will try to revive it by voluntary global power!!

Commentaires additionnels

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 25-26 Jan. / 17-19 Apr. / 03-05 Jul. / 01-02 Oct. / 18 Dec. ]

Remarques

*Language: English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese. Some levels of Japanese speaking skills as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard with simple mountain life in a remote area. Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization. Interests in environmental issues. Open mind and flexibility.
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest airport is Kansai international airport. From Osaka to the project site, 1 hour by train. *Volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for access to the orientation and project site. Langues parlées Japanese
country Japan: Gose20-01 (Nara) NICE-LI-GS20-01
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25/01/2020 - 16/04/2020
Frais de participation additionnel JPY 12000
1 volontaires
1 Male / 1 female places libres
Agriculture
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Volunteers will engage in the process of organic farming with duties such as cultivating vegetables and rice, weeding, harvesting and packing them for shipment.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers stay at an old Japanese house next to the local host's one. The kitchen and shower are shared with the local host. Volunteers cook by themselves. Smoking is not allowed. A cat and dog are kept around the house.

Situation, loisirs

*Location: It is located in Gose city, Nara pref. which is about 50 km southeast of Osaka. *Other activities: Join the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, temples and shrines).

Partenaire

This project is co-organized with Sugiura Farm that engages in organic farming for pursuing food safety and environmental-friendly society. The owner of this farm is Mr. Sugiura who is the only one man taking care of 2 hectares of farmland abandoned by local people. The local people became too old to keep working on the farm. Mr. Sugiura cultivates, harvests crops, even makes fertilizer and processes the harvest into products. He is working not only for crops but also for conserving the environment and the beautiful scenery of living fields in the countryside of Japan.

Commentaires additionnels

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 25-26 Jan. / 17-19 Apr. / 03-05 Jul. / 01-02 Oct. / 18 Dec. ]

Remarques

*Language: English and Japanese The local host speaks English. But also High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard with simple mountain life in a remote area. Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization. Interests in agriculture.
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest airport is Kansai international airport. From Osaka to the project site, 2 hours by train. *Volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for access to the orientation and project site. Langues parlées English , Japanese
country Japan: Akame20-01 (Oda-Yukimiru) NICE-LI-OY20-01
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25/01/2020 - 16/04/2020
Frais de participation additionnel JPY 12000
2 volontaires
1 Male / 1 female places libres
Environnement
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Visiting and joining local elementary school or local events to introduce own culture or support operation to create a relationship with local people. Communicating with teenagers who come to the community center. Volunteers will have opportunities to show their own culture. Nature conservation work such as cutting trees and bamboos in the mountain might be organized sometimes.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers stay at the local community center named Yukimiru. There are good facilities (Shower rooms, Kitchen, Washing machine, Event space, Meeting rooms, Air conditioners, TV) Volunteers share Japanese floor (tatami) rooms separated by man and woman. Every meal will be cooked by volunteers. Not need a sleeping bag. There is Wi-Fi.

Situation, loisirs

*Location: Oda city is located in the middle area of Shimane prefecture and far from about 250 km northwest of Osaka. Very close to Japan sea and Iwami Ginzan, a silver mine, and a lot of nature. The population is estimated 33,017 and depopulation is one of the social issues there. *Other activities: Joining local events which are held by the local organization or others and support the operation and communicate with local people. ( Day off )Volunteers can choose some kinds of activities; visiting the Izumo shrine where one of the symbolic shrines in Japan/ going to hike in IWAMI Ginzan mountain, one of the famous historical places in Japan.

Partenaire

Since 2011, this project has been organized together with the Organization of Green and Water (OGW), which was established in 1992. As one of the projects of OGW, they run a local community center, called Yukimiru and opened for local people, mainly teenagers who are not good at communication due to relationship with others. The center supports study and provides them with opportunities to learn social communication. Volunteers are expected to communicate with the teenagers as new close brothers/sisters, show them how the volunteers live and help them find various kinds of way of living.

Commentaires additionnels

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month.

Remarques

*Language: Japanese. Basically no problem for daily conversation (including work) in Japanese. Skype interview is required. *Other requirements: High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. Speaking Japanese for daily conversation! Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Open mind and flexibility, cooperation with others. Under 39 years old.
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 39 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest airport is Kansai international airport. From Osaka to the project site, 5 hours by bus. *Volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for access to the orientation and project site. Langues parlées Japanese
country Japan: Samegawa 20-02 (Fukushima) NICE-LI-SA20-02
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15/02/2020 - 10/05/2020
Frais de participation additionnel JPY 12000
2 volontaires
1 Male / 1 female places libres
Agriculture
Enfants
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Volunteers will do some farming such as planting rice, cutting the grasses, sowing seeds and harvesting in the land of ANSN. ANSN organizes many events on weekends. Volunteers will help to accept smoothly people from kids to adults, family. Volunteers will support and enjoy with them. Especially at the end of July to the end of August, ANSN organizes many kids camp programs.

Logement et nourriture

A private room of the nature school. Meals will be provided by the local host. During kid camp, Volunteers will stay with kids.

Situation, loisirs

*Location: Small village in the forest area, the population is about 5,000, surrounded by rich nature. The temperature in winter can be minus 5-10 though the inside buildings are warm enough! 75km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant. *Other activities: Participation in local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, famous places around the project site).

Partenaire

This project has been organized together with the Abukuma Nature School Network (ANSN) since 2006. Their theme is learning from soil and nature, living together. Many children in Fukushima are forced to stay indoors for fear of health risks from radioactivity, having been released in the air by the nuclear disaster since March 2011. ANSN started to organize kid camps for kids in Fukushima. The kid camps are called Fukushima Kids (FK). FK bring about more than 40 elementary, junior high or high school students at a time to areas with lower radiation levels, to conduct a series of camps during vacations (some 5-day camps in summer and winter) and weekends.

Commentaires additionnels

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 15-16 Feb. / 09-10 May. / 25-26 Jul. / 23-24 Sep. /18 Dec. ]

Remarques

*Language: English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese. Some levels of Japanese speaking skills as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: Strong motivation to work with the host and live in the remote area with a lot of nature, respect to the local custom and life, flexibility, positive mind and those who like children.
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest airport is Narita/Haneda airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point, it takes 2.5 hours by highway bus. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Langues parlées Japanese , English
country Japan: Shintoku 20-02 (Hokkaido) NICE-LI-SH20-02
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15/02/2020 - 10/05/2020
Frais de participation additionnel JPY 12000
2 volontaires
1 Male / 1 female places libres
Agriculture
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1) Agricultural works : planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, to make organic vegetables, taking care of animals, milk processing, etc.) 2) House works : cooking and cleanings along with members in the community. 3) Handcrafts and textiles : making some handcrafts and textiles for sale to the locals.

Logement et nourriture

A Shared room in the facility which Shintoku Farm members live in. Cooking with the members by turn (vegetarian is possible!).

Situation, loisirs

*Location: Agricultural countryside, 120 km east of Sapporo. Minus 20 degrees in winter and 20 degrees in summer. *Other activities: Join the local festivals. Sightseeing (hot springs, famous places in this area).

Partenaire

This project has been organized together with Kyodo Gakusha Shintoku Farm since 1998. It's a cooperative community where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, people who are tired of city life, who want to learn agriculture, etc. They have five communities in Tokyo, Nagano and Hokkaido and grow animals and vegetables ecologically, organic way with utilizing Bacterium. Their cheese got the 1st prize in the national contest!

Commentaires additionnels

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 15-16 Feb. / 09-10 May. / 25-26 Jul. / 23-24 Sep. /18 Dec. ]

Remarques

*Language: English and Japanese. The communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese. *Other requirements: Some level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. Skills in agriculture or construction can be useful!
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest airport is New Chitose airport in Hokkaido. *But Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Narita or Haneda international airport for joining the orientation/evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Langues parlées English , Japanese
country Japan: Himi(Toyama) NICE-20-0220A
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20/02/2020 - 19/03/2020
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5 volontaires
1 Male / 0 female places libres
Agriculture
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Visit to several village in Himi city and support the local people. For example, Mushroom cultivation (main), making Korean pickled vegetable, helping organic farmers, maintaining the bamboo forest, making dried potato, selling local foods, and snow removing work. Volunteers are responsible for a variety of work throughout Himi city and are expected to have a ripple effect on the community through long-term stays.

Logement et nourriture

The traditional house. Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Winter Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are nothing.

Situation, loisirs

Himi City is located in the northwestern part of Toyama Prefecture. There are many mountainous areas and agriculture is one of main industry. Toyama Bay is good point for fishing, fresh fish. Tateyama mountain range is a spectacular view. You can also enjoy hot springs. Leisure:Exchange parties with local people, enjoy Japanese hot spring etc.

Partenaire

This workcamp will be organized for the first time together with “Himi Satoyama Club”, a collaborative organization, which coordinate the local village experiences and farm cultivation in mountain-side areas in Himi City. Himi City has many special products and local resources, but population outflow and rapid depopulation. Local people feel difficult to keep their local industry and community activities only with old villager. Regional coordinators have aim for diversification of primary industry. Volunteers need to explore the possibilities of “local empowerment” and “exchange between residents and young people in Japan and international country”.
Organization NICE Âge 16 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Nearest Domestic terminal is Toyama. International airport is Osaka (Kansai) or Tokyo (Haneda/ Narita). From Osaka, 5 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Haneda/Narita), 4.5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (For taking night bus, you need to arrive by 19th afternoon/ can leave campsite after 19th noon.) Langues parlées English
country Japan: Himi(Toyama) NICE-20-0220B
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20/02/2020 - 4/03/2020
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5 volontaires
1 Male / 0 female places libres
Agriculture
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Visit to several village in Himi city and support the local people. For example, Mushroom cultivation (main), making Korean pickled vegetable, helping organic farmers, maintaining the bamboo forest, making dried potato, selling local foods, and snow removing work. Volunteers are responsible for a variety of work throughout Himi city and are expected to have a ripple effect on the community through long-term stays.

Logement et nourriture

The traditional house. Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Winter Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are nothing.

Situation, loisirs

Himi City is located in the northwestern part of Toyama Prefecture. There are many mountainous areas and agriculture is one of main industry. Toyama Bay is good point for fishing, fresh fish. Tateyama mountain range is a spectacular view. You can also enjoy hot springs. Leisure:Exchange parties with local people, enjoy Japanese hot spring etc.

Partenaire

This workcamp will be organized for the first time together with “Himi Satoyama Club”, a collaborative organization, which coordinate the local village experiences and farm cultivation in mountain-side areas in Himi City. Himi City has many special products and local resources, but population outflow and rapid depopulation. Local people feel difficult to keep their local industry and community activities only with old villager. Regional coordinators have aim for diversification of primary industry. Volunteers need to explore the possibilities of “local empowerment” and “exchange between residents and young people in Japan and international country”.

Remarques

Best practice to revive depopulated areas in each country and their networking. Bring some info!
Organization NICE Âge 16 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Nearest Domestic terminal is Toyama. International airport is Osaka (Kansai) or Tokyo (Haneda/ Narita). From Osaka, 5 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Haneda/Narita), 4.5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (For taking night bus, you need to arrive by 19th Langues parlées English
country Japan: Ikata(Ehime) NICE-20-0223C
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23/02/2020 - 12/03/2020
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10 volontaires
2 Male / 2 female places libres
Agriculture
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We will help orange farming such as harvesting, taking care of trees, cutting grass etc. We will separate into 5-6 groups to help different farms. Work is physically hard from early morning to evening. We will also visit school to organize class for international interact.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will stay in old traditional house. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.

Situation, loisirs

In the edge of Sata Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, so fishing is also famous. There are only 30 houses in this community. The climate is relatively warm though it can be cold in winter. Leisure:Onsen (hot spring), exchange party

Partenaire

Organized together with Kikuya Community Group (KCG), formed by the local young people to think of the future of their small village, since 2008. Ikata is famous for oranges farming, but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of young people leave the town. So, the number of abandoned orange farms is increased and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. KCG strongly hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the farms.

Remarques

Interested in agriculture, high motivation to speak Japanese with local people
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche You need to arrive at the Kansai International airport (KIX) in Osaka by 18:00 on 22nd since from Osaka to Ehime, 7 hours by midnight bus. And from the center of Ehime to Ikata where the campsite is, you need to take a local bus and it takes over 2 hours. There is a local airport in Matsuyama city and you can take a flight from KIX to there. It takes 1 hour. You can leave Ikata after 15:00 on 12th. Langues parlées English
country Japan: Yunodake 1(Fukushima) NICE-20-0225A
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25/02/2020 - 5/03/2020
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8 volontaires
2 Male / 2 female places libres
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1. Maintain abandoned chestnut forest. 2. Maintain footpath we call Yunodake nature walking course. IMS organizes the nature tour and nature there.

Logement et nourriture

A facility which it used to be training center for forestry workers. Shared room by gender. Meal is cooked by volunteer by turn. All basic facilities are provided.

Situation, loisirs

It is located Iwaki city (south part and near shore) in Fukushima pre.. Iwaki-city is most huge land and highest population number in Fukushima. Leisure:Communicating with member of IMS and local university students. Wood handcraft.

Partenaire

This project has been organized together with Iwaki no Mori ni Shitashimukai (IMS) since 2016. IMS started on October 3, 2001, at Mt. Yunodake in Iwaki city. IMS is an NPO that maintaining forests and organizing activities there for kids. They aim to revive local woods by the hand of citizens, and they hope the forests are used by citizens safely and freely. There are 4 groups in IMS, such as maintaining forests group, agriculture group, wood handicraft group, planning for kids group, and volunteers join there works during the workcamp. Also, volunteers infuse with energy by working with IMS, which faces the aging of the members.

Remarques

Interest to protect nature and to exchange with people.
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest international airport is in Tokyo (Narita/Haneda). From Tokyo to the meeting point, it takes 3 hours by bus. Volunteers need to arrive at Narita/Haneda airport by the morning of the first day and can leave the project site around the lunch of the last day. Langues parlées English
country Japan: Wazuka 20-03 (Kyoto) NICE-LI-WA20-03
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1/03/2020 - 16/04/2020
Frais de participation additionnel JPY 12000
1 volontaires
1 Male / 1 female places libres
Agriculture
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Volunteers will do natural tea farming in abandoned tea farms with EW. Working at the tea farm is physically hard. After reviving farms, EW will provide it for those who wants to start new tea farms. Volunteers are expected to join local events and weekend-workcamps too.

Logement et nourriture

Single room at the volunteer’s house. Cooking by volunteers

Situation, loisirs

*Location: About 80 km from the center of Osaka. Most of the peninsula was designated as a quasi-national park. It was selected as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan in 2013. A famous landscape known as the Beautiful Tea farms is called Cha-genkyo. *Other activities: Join the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (temples, shrines famous places in Nara and Kyoto).

Partenaire

This project has been organized with E-Wasa (EW), a local non-profit organization since 2015. EW, meaning good Japanese tea, was created in 2012 to organize agricultural events, support new tea farmers who live in Wazuka. Short-term volunteer programs, workcamps, have been held every year since 2001 by another local group nearby. One of the tea farmers who was a camp leader of workcamp in Wazuka was fascinated by this place and became a tea farmer here. Then, he established EW for the future of Wazuka. Wazuka is famous for green tea, called Uji-cha, the name of a different area. However, the tea farmers in Wazuka want to promote their tea as Wazuka-cha. Now, Wazuka faces depopulation, lack of workers and an aging society since most of the youth leave the town. As a result, the number of abandoned tea farms increases and the town loses its tradition, life, custom and scenery. EW hopes to host international volunteers to work together to animate the town and revitalize the tea farms.

Commentaires additionnels

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 17-19 Apr. / 03-04 Jul. / 02-04 Oct. /18 Dec. ]

Remarques

*Language: English Local host can speak English. Japanese is also welcomed! *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard and interests in tea agriculture. Respect for the local culture and way of the local organization. Open mind and flexibility.
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 30 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest airport is Kansai Internation Airport (KIX) in Osaka. From Osaka to the project site, 1 hour and a half by train and bus. *Volunteers are required to arrive in Japan no later than one day before the orientation and leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day. Using Kansai International Airport (KIX) is convenient for access to the orientation and project site. Langues parlées English
country Japan: Erabu(Kagoshima) NICE-20-0301J
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1/03/2020 - 14/03/2020
Frais de participation additionnel 0
8 volontaires
1 Male / 1 female places libres
Agriculture
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The volunteers will be spilt into 3 farms (without change in the whole period) and mainly help to harvest the flowers and other work such as selection and rapping of flowers. Working hours will be 08:30-18:00 (sometimes, even longer) with some tea and lunch breaks. There will be pocket money to be used for meals (besides the lunch on the working days) and a part of the travel cost to the island.

Logement et nourriture

Local house with 2 sleeping rooms, bath, toilet and one living room. Meals will be cooked by the volunteers themselves, but lunch on the working days will be provided by each farm. It is just near the beach and you can see the sea turtles from there!

Situation, loisirs

Okino erabu island. It originally belonged to Ryukyu kingdom of Okinawa islands which deeply effects the culture. It had been once occupied by the USA after the World War II, but returned back to Japan in 1953. Leisure:Excursion on the island (limestone cave, etc.) on the free days (maybe, Mar. 4 and 11), welcome/ farewell parties, swimming in the beach, etc.

Partenaire

This workcamp has been organized with a group of farmers since 1995. The project has been held mostly in March, but stopped in 2011-17 due to the local circumstances and revived in 2018. Since the workcamp in 2018 was successful, they have decided to continue. The project started by the links with the President of NICE who had a farm stay here in his student days. The island has rich, beautiful sub tropical nature with corral leaf on the beach without being polluted by the tourism. As the location is isolated and very far from the cities, they can hardly get the paid workers to help their farm work, so vols. help it to protect their industry and life!

Remarques

Very good Japanese (no problem for the daily and work conversation). Respect to the culture and farm life and high motivation to work hard. You don't need much power, but patience to keep (and positive attitude to enjoy!) the same work
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest international airport is Naha. The ferry runs every day (Naha 07:00 - Wadomari 14:10, Wadomari 12:00 - Naha 19:00. 4,420 JPY for one way). Vols. need to arrive at Naha by the end of Feb. 29 and can leave there after the beginning of Mar. 15. Langues parlées Japanese
country Japan: Akame 2(Mie) NICE-20-0302B
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2/03/2020 - 16/03/2020
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10 volontaires
1 Male / 2 female places libres
Environnement
Agriculture
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Volunteers will cut down trees and carry them out so that SATOYAMA forest can be kept in the healthy condition for biodiversity. Vols. need to use blades and sometimes machineries after the lecture on how to use them. Work is quite hard from morning to evening even in rain if it’s not so heavy. Vols. may take care of chickens raised by the free range farming and slaughter old chickens for eating by themselves. Sometimes, we may interact with mentally challenged people who work every day for the same things as you will do.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will stay in a log house. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is NO need. Depends on the amount of work and consideration for the environment, volunteers may take a shower once every two days. Water might be only cold.

Situation, loisirs

Workcamp is held in Kami-mitani area, Nabari city, Mie prefecture, about 60 km from Osaka. There are famous falls nearby that many hikers visit. Leisure:Hiking, cultural exchange parties, etc.

Partenaire

This workcamp has been organized with Akame no SATOYAMA wo Sodateru kai, a local environmental NPO for conservation of SATOYAMA forest since 1999. Since this area is close from big cities Osaka and Nagoya, there were plans to build a golf field and an incinerator, but local people stopped those plans by the movement called National Trust. They founded the group in 1996 to collect donations to buy and protect lands, to accept people who want to enjoy nature, to maintain forests, to create a pond for dragonflies, to host national copse meeting, etc. SATOYAMA needs to be maintained by humans for its biodiversity and water adjustment function. Our ancestors had protected and utilized the forest in ecological and sustainable way, which was neglected by modernization. We will try to revive it by global voluntary power!!

Remarques

Strong motivation and Physical strength are needed. One of the local hosts is a strict Japanese man who works hard for SATOYAMA and the environment with passion.
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest airport is Kansai (Osaka) or Nagoya (Chubu Centrair). To the meeting point, it will take about 1.5 hour by train from the both airports above. Volunteers need to arrive at the airport by 10:00 on 1st and can leave there after 19:00 on 16th. Langues parlées English
country Japan: Himi(Toyama) NICE-20-0220C
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5/03/2020 - 19/03/2020
Frais de participation additionnel 0
5 volontaires
1 Male / 0 female places libres
Agriculture
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Visit to several village in Himi city and support the local people. For example, Mushroom cultivation (main), making Korean pickled vegetable, helping organic farmers, maintaining the bamboo forest, making dried potato, selling local foods, and snow removing work. Volunteers are responsible for a variety of work throughout Himi city and are expected to have a ripple effect on the community through long-term stays.

Logement et nourriture

The traditional house. Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Winter Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are nothing.

Situation, loisirs

Himi City is located in the northwestern part of Toyama Prefecture. There are many mountainous areas and agriculture is one of main industry. Toyama Bay is good point for fishing, fresh fish. Tateyama mountain range is a spectacular view. You can also enjoy hot springs. Leisure:Exchange parties with local people, enjoy Japanese hot spring etc.

Partenaire

This workcamp will be organized for the first time together with “Himi Satoyama Club”, a collaborative organization, which coordinate the local village experiences and farm cultivation in mountain-side areas in Himi City. Himi City has many special products and local resources, but population outflow and rapid depopulation. Local people feel difficult to keep their local industry and community activities only with old villager. Regional coordinators have aim for diversification of primary industry. Volunteers need to explore the possibilities of “local empowerment” and “exchange between residents and young people in Japan and international country”.
Organization NICE Âge 16 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Nearest Domestic terminal is Toyama. International airport is Osaka (Kansai) or Tokyo (Haneda/ Narita). From Osaka, 5 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Haneda/Narita), 4.5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (For taking night bus, you need to arrive by 19th afternoon/ can leave campsite after 19th noon.) Langues parlées English
country Japan: Minamata(Kumamoto) NICE-20-0314B
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14/03/2020 - 29/03/2020
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12 volontaires
2 Male / 2 female places libres
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Volunteers will mainly work for renovation of the bamboo gate in Eco House and cutting bamboos, making bamboo charcoals. Volunteers also join and support international festival in Minamata. Volunteers will cook your international dishes by ourselves in this event. Volunteers will sell that dishes to local people and enhance the mood in this event etc.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers house (Volunteers will borrow the bathrooms of local host that creates nice exchange). Cooked by volunteers. Sleeping bag is needed!

Situation, loisirs

South west in Kyushu islands. People are cheerful and many of man like to drink sake!! If lucky, you could enjoy parties under cherry flowers! Leisure:To join seminar about environment and local festival, elementary school visit, etc.

Partenaire

This project has been organized together with Minamata International Friendship Association (MIFA) since 1992. Though there was a big tragedy of public pollution 40 years ago, it’s completely safe now and Minamata is pioneering to be ecological town by distinguishing garbage into 21 categories, etc. The workcamps have been creating a forest on the reclaimed land to bear new lives as a symbol of revival, with strong wish of the patients as well as doing various community works to activate local communities.

Remarques

Interest to protect nature, recycling environmental protection and to exchange with people. Volunteers need to ride on bicycle.
Organization NICE Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche The nearest international airport is Fukuoka airport. From Fukuoka to the meeting point, it takes about 1.5 hours by bullet train. Volunteers need to arrive the airport by 09:00 on Mar. 14th and can leave there after 16:00 on Mar. 29th. From Osaka, 6 hours by bullet train (you need to arrive at Kansai airport by 6:00 on Mar. 14th and leave there from 11:00 on Mar. 30th). Langues parlées English
country Japan: Ozuchi 2(Ishikawa) NICE-20-0314A
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14/03/2020 - 27/03/2020
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7 volontaires
1 Male / 1 female places libres
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Main work is organizing and preparing for English kids camp. For example, playing international games, cooking international meals and speaking with children. From 6 to 18 years old children/students enjoy international days in the beautiful nature. Volunteer prepare though online for this program before coming here. We possibly also support agriculture and do some other work for the community.

Logement et nourriture

Renovated house (traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Winter Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are nothing. There is a cat.

Situation, loisirs

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is far from 20 minute from Kaga-onsen station. And surrounded by mountains, you can enjoy rich nature. Leisure:Exchange parties with local people, enjoy Japanese hot spring etc.

Partenaire

Organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only 2 people live there! Still 10 houses remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We will try to improve the situation of the village by young voluntary power. Since 2016, Ozuchi village and NICE have started 'Weekend Workcamp', and more than 400 people do volunteering here per year and they love this village! Local host hope to pass this village down the next generations!

Remarques

High motivation to work hard, simple life in the isolated mountain area and respect to the local culture. *KIDS FRIENDLY mind is necessary!
Organization NICE Âge 16 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Nearest Domestic terminal is Komatsu. International airport is Osaka (Kansai) or Tokyo (Haneda/ Narita). From Osaka, 4 hours by express train. From Tokyo, 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (For taking night bus, you need to arrive by 13th afternoon/ can leave there after 27th noon.) Langues parlées English
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