Chikugo Trial Stay
This is a relocation promotion project wherein people can experience living in a vacant house in the Chikugo area for 3 weeks. As feedback providers, we ask them to complete a questionnaire and a behavioral survey after their experience. By actually living in the area, they can provide feedback to the town about the place’s appeal and about areas for improvement. This in turn clarifies the needs of people who wish to relocate, and ties into future policies for permanent residency. In 3 years of implementing this project, we have had 60 groups who participated in this experience, and of these, 5 groups have relocated.