The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries defines it as “a stay-type leisure activity where you can enjoy the nature, culture, and interaction with people in a verdant rural area.” My dear Japan, which is a developed country but requires abundant resources. Efforts are also being made to revitalize local communities across the country. 80% of the country is covered with mountains and surrounded by the sea on all sides. EEZ: Exclusive Economic Zone is a sea area where Japan can control marine resources such as fish, oil, gas, and mineral resources. Foreign ships cannot fish without Japan’s permission, survey the seabed for resources, or collect resources. UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization): Sustainable tourism is tourism that fully considers current and future economic, social and environmental impacts while meeting the needs of visitors, industry, the environment and the communities that host them.

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