Rural Japan Travel: A peek into Minami-cho,
a seaside town in Tokushima Prefecture
30th October (Wed) 7:00pm, One & Co @ Tanjong Pagar
"At this meetup, Tong would like to share with you about Minami-Cho in Tokushima Prefecture where he visited this Summer. Minami-cho is a little fishing town at the southwest of Tokushima. It is hardly visited by foreign tourists, despite having many interesting offers from its local tradition, the sea, and the food. Tong will be sharing with you what he has discovered and perhaps we can all organise a trip there together.
Located 50 km south of prefecture's capital, Tokushima city, Minami is over 33 km from east to west, and covers an area of approximately 140.8 km². It is bordered on the southwest by the Kaifu mountains and on the east by the Pacific Ocean, making Minami a scenic town surrounded by mountains and sea. As of October 1, 2016, the town has an estimated population of 6,929 and a density of 49 persons per km². The total area is 140.85 km².
In 2009/2010 Minami Town was one of the locations for NHK's TV drama 'Welkame' (ウェルかめ), which featured some of the towns beaches, its Autumn festival, and Minami's sea turtle museum. As a result, the town experienced an increase in domestic tourism.
Date: 30th October (Wed) Evening: 1900~2100
Venue: One & Co
Twenty Anson #11-01, 20 Anson Rd, 079912
Capacity: 20 people max
Fee: FREE, Drinks provided, bring your own meal is fine!
Dress code: Casual/ Smart casual
1900~1930 Registration, Refreshment & Networking
1930~2015 Introduction & short presentation by speakers
2015~2030 Questions & discussion from the participants
2100 The End
About WASABI Discovery
WASABI Discovery is a casual presentation and meet-up event for the world to make new discovery about Japan and its people. At each event, we invite a couple of special guests to share and discuss about culture, people, happenings, or simply any topic from Japan that is worth discovering. We will also engage the participants in the conversation to make comparisons and contrasts with the local or other countries.
This is a meet-up for people who have great interest in Japan, it's traditions, and cultures. Participants are welcome to join in the conversation with the special guests, sharing experiences and opinions. If you have an interesting topic in mind, feel free to propose to us and make it into a great discussion session.
Language: English, or Japanese with English interpretation
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