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the Impression byTetora Tanizaki, Earth Day Channel

Tetora Tanizaki, a broadcaster, producer, university lecturer, and active in many other fields, who advocates and work for WORLD SHIFT (social change) and paradigm shift (shift in values), visited As One Suzuka Community for an interview on the YouTube "Earth Day Channel" that he hosts.


≪Tetora Tanizaki summarized his impression of the As One Suzuka community in his interview below≫

Suzuka City in Mie Prefecture is known for its progressive community initiatives in Japan.

I visited the "As One Network Suzuka Community," which serves as the secretariat of the Global Eco-Village Network Japan (GEN-Japan), of which I am an advisor. I used to visit every year as some parts of a program called Gaia Education, but since I have been online for the last two years due to the Corona Disaster, this was my first time in Suzuka in a while.
Suzuka City is located in the north-central part of Mie Prefecture and has a population of about 200,000.
Since the Asuka Period, the city has developed as a strategic point of transportation leading to the eastern part of Japan, and developed as an inn town.


As One is unique and one of urban eco-villages in the world and has operated for more than 20 years as a community of about 150 residents. It operates several business entities with the aim of creating a society, in which everybody can live with their true heart and mind, and an economy without money ecchanging.
Their wisdom is attracting attention as a model for regional symbiosis, such as the locally produced and locally consumed Suzuka Farm, a box lunch shop with zero food loss, and Gaia Youth, which learns from the satoyama through charcoal burning, tree houses, and other activities.


I am currently touring local communities across Japan, and there are many examples of how the community of " AS ONE" can be used as a reference. We also discussed the next term's project of WORLD SHIFT and the educational program Planetary Education, which is expected to be related to the Earth Day actions. We will be able to introduce these in the next term and beyond.


These interviews will be posted on the Earth Day Channel YOUTUBE. (It is scheduled to be released in May, so it will be a little while later.)

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