About This Website
This website introduces nature, hot springs and tasty foods particularly to have foreigners and people lived in outside of Hokkaido know Hokkaido with surprises and wonderfulness in the concept of "Nature, Onsen and Tasty Foods". Why did I intend to do something like that? If you are interested at this website, please do read as the following.
I was born and raised in Nayoro City, Hokkaido. Perhaps it is because Nayoro might be a countryside, everybody was poor including my family. Even if my family did not have any money, I was happy, but mere child as I was, I thought that we would be poor why Hokkaido was a good place. I would feel a difference with Tokyo that I watched on TV.
I learned economics in my undergraduate days, and it had an opportunity to take a class in response to an old question. The content of the class was as follows. 1. it shortens movement time by expanding an expressway, 2. it brings the economic zone that stood alone close to each places in Hokkaido, 3. it develops the economy of Hokkaido. Hokkaido economy did not develop for vast land. To begin with, Hokkaido is far from major consuming regions such as Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. I have memory that hokkaido lose competitive advantage including movement distance and movement time and economy can not develop.
I was looking for a method to solve it, My solution was whether it brought Hokkaido outside or it brought many people to Hokkaido. I could not do it and gave it up.
I worked in Sapporo for 4 years and the recession was deepening, Even if I worked in Hokkaido, I had little hope for an uncertain future. I went to Tokyo rather to know major consuming regions. I did not have any connections, Tokyo people had a broad-minded. I was supported by lots of people. I worked in Tokyo for 14 years. My work were creating web contents, and I experienced a creative director, a designer, a HTML markup engineer. As a result, I obtained know-hows to create web contents.
Meanwhile, visitors from foreign countries increase to visit Hokkaido for enjoying Niseko, Asahiyama Zoo and winter events. I was convinced that Hokkaido had charms and people gathered in the place with the charm whenever I heard those news after all.
When I lived in Tokyo, I had not met any person who spoke badly of Hokkaido. An impression of Hokkaido was certainly good. But Hokkaido was too far from Tokyo and I had the impression that tokyo people seemed to talk about another country like the Korea and the Taiwan. Contrary to my expectations, there were many Tokyo people that have not visited Hokkaido. But even if they think that Hokkaido is like a foreign country, I think that nothing one can say because they can communicate in Japanese language, and Hokkaido has a high standard of public safety, and the foods are tasty, and the nature is beautiful. More people may visit Hokkaido.
Therefore, I built up a hypothesis. They may not want to visit Hokkaido because they do not know about Hokkaido. To evaluate my hypothesis, if I show them informations such as photos or movies and they know the charms of Hokkaido, they may be a chance to visit Hokkaido. I saw massive potential in providing the opportunity.
I thought about my ability, and it was reporting using the website that I could do. It was a chance to create this website. I would come back to Hokkaido, and I wanted to know the charms of Hokkaido again while writing articles. Furthermore, I wanted to get an income while living in Hokkaido.
At such time, I had an opportunity to attend an interview with a certain person in the travel industry and ran across shocking words. "The travel industry establish that based on peaceful". This is obvious, but it is proof of the peace. To hear the words, I came to mind Hokkaido immediately. Many people come for sightseeing in Hokkaido, and Hokkaido had very idyllic atmosphere of peace. I was proud of Hokkaido that peace suited very much.
1 million foreigners come to Hokkaido now. A total of about 50 million Japanese tourists including Hokkaido people see the sights. Because the money is changed if people move, it should be circulated through the economy. It is splendid story for breaking off poor life in Hokkaido that I felt to be in childhood and being international peace symbol. I do not know whether it really becomes so, but at first I want many people to visit Hokkaido more. It creates a virtuous cycle that Hokkaido people live comfortably and the tourists smile.
I will work with fun for Hokkaido and tourist's smile. I have been creating web contents in Hokkaido while encouraging me by those words. I started the website while learning words though foreign words and Japanese were wrong. In the world far east, Hokkaido has a lot of good points such as nature, onsen and tasty foods. Please visit Hokkaido and enjoy the charms by yourself if you have an interested in this website's articles. I am very pleased if everybody smiles.