Pasona Group is taking on the challenge of new job creation by attracting human resources to rural areas. The aim is to revitalize regional industry by bringing together people with diverse talents.
Regional Revitalization (Awaji)
Nijigen no Mori
In July 2017, a hands-on entertainment area was opened inside the Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Island Park, where media arts were integrated into the natural environment and Japan's proud 2D contents—comics and animation.
Visitors can enjoy Phoenix–and Crayon Shin-chan-themed attractions.
Through the renovation of an old elementary school building, Nojima Scuola was opened in 2012 under the keywords of "food, farming, learning, and art." Located on Awaji Island, it is used for hosting a variety of events, serving as center for distributing information on local activities and a place for the local community to gather.
Traditional crafts and merchandise from around the world are sold in the International Bazaar, and craft booths offer hands-on workshops. There is an expansive wood deck that opens up to a commanding view of the sea, where visitors can savor international cuisines using the island's ingredients while enjoying scenery selected as one of the 100 Best Sunsets in Japan.
On the theme of Awaji Island resort space, we opened a grill restaurant in September 2017, enjoying unique Awaji dining while enjoying a location where you can overlook the beautiful sea.
Awaji Art Circus
In order to share the appeal of Awaji Island and its local communities with the world, since 2015 Pasona Group has been hosting an event where artists from around the world are invited to exhibit their talents.
UNDOKAI World Cup
Pasona Group hosts a sports festival that welcomes any willing participant, situated in the rich nature of Awaji Island, with the aim of achieving a society where people around the world continue to stay healthy. A number of people participate along with their family, friends, and co-workers in a variety of Japanese athletic games designed for all people, from children to adults.
Operation of Awaji City Sunshine Hall and Shizuka Hall
The general operation of the halls is performed by artists and musicians who are graduates of Cococala Mura. They do everything from planning their own concerts, to managing rental of the halls, to performing facility maintenance. This enables local residents to enjoy high-quality art exhibitions and musical performances.
Cococala Mura was commissioned by Hyogo Prefecture as a human resource project for rural revitalization, through farming, art, and cultural activities.
Promoting regional revitalization New company establishment
Young graduates of Cococala Mura become entrepreneurs and start new businesses for local revitalization on Awaji Island. Through manga, anime and art activities, their business activities have expanded from Awaji to all over Japan.
Learning Village (Manabi-no-Sato)
Under the theme of "health and fitness" Manabi no Sato is engaged in various businesses related to health, including diet, exercise, and medical treatment. As a live-in training facility, tours from Japan and abroad are planned and implemented, and many people have been using the center.