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Striving to live and thrive in Takaoka

TAKAOKA LIFE

──With a rich history and culture and blessed with a spacious living environment, beautiful natural surroundings, and delicious food, Takaoka is also home to thriving manufacturing industries, including traditional crafts. Today the city is drawing attention from across Japan, as growing numbers of people choose it as a site for starting new businesses or for energetically tackling challenges posed by manufacturing or community development.

This page provides information on residential vacancies and other topics for people who would like to try living in Takaoka or start businesses or other initiatives here. The page also communicates information on job openings in connection with community development and cultural events; staff openings; recruitment efforts by organizations involved in traditional industry, cultural activities, or other sectors; and aid programs that support various activities, housing, and product development. We encourage visitors to take advantage of this information as they make a new start in Takaoka.

A store in Kataharamachi with triangular floors (Sutani Fudosan Co., Ltd.)

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This vacant store is discussed on the website of the real estate company Sutani Fudosan.

 

Standing at the entrance to Daifukuin-dori, a boulevard that retains a nostalgic mid-20th-century feel, this store faces a covered shopping arcade, a feature that makes it especially convenient on rainy days.

 

Each room in this rare three-story wooden structure is compact and well-suited to uses like opening a new store or setting up a studio.

 

This property is ideally suited to a wide range of uses that take advantage of the surrounding environment. Examples include a cafe with walls lined to the ceiling with bookcases or a beer garden with doors wide open to the arcade on summer evenings.

 

〜Uses〜

 

・ Please consult with us first regarding residential use or joint use by multiple tenants.

・ Remodeling by tenants is permitted as long as it does not affect the building structure. Note that prior approval is required for all remodeling.

 

☆ Contact Sutani Fudosan for more information on this property.

☆ Activities including preparations for life in Takaoka or promoting interest for store openings may be eligible for support under the Takaoka Machikko Project.

 

*Reproduced from the Machikko Real Estate Bank Facebook page(Japanese Only)

https://www.facebook.com/machiccoBank/?fref=ts

We’ve found a townhouse in Higashishimozeki!

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This townhouse near Takaoka Station was built 40 years ago.

 

The interior has been remodeled beautifully. This townhouse is the perfect setting for a wide range of remodeling and improvements for cooking, making things, parties for large numbers of guests, or even stargazing.

 

Consult with the landowner on various uses for this space, including sharing with other tenants, interior remodeling, or hosting exhibitions.

 

*Reproduced from the Machikko Real Estate Bank Facebook page(Japanese Only)

https://www.facebook.com/machiccoBank/?fref=ts

 

Seeking volunteers to research and organize precious ancient documents as part of efforts to preserve the community’s history and culture/Takaoka Municipal Museum

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Working with an abundance of historical materials, the Takaoka Municipal Museum communicates the history, traditional industry, and folkways of Takaoka. The Museum is home to an extensive collection of valuable materials that need to be catalogued, including ancient documents donated by local citizens and others every year. While Takaoka was spared the ravages of bombing during World War II and retains a wealth of historical materials, there is a severe shortage of people available to read through these materials.

 

Formed last April (2015), the Takaoka Ancient Document Volunteers organization allows local residents to contribute to research on and the cataloguing of unexamined historical materials at the Museum and other materials not yet examined within the community.

 

These activities seek not just to promote and advance the history and culture of the Takaoka region, but to provide learning opportunities for the volunteers themselves. Anyone with even the slightest interest in Takaoka’s history and culture is welcome. Since volunteers read the materials together in enjoyable ways, they don’t even need to be able to read ancient documents fluently. You might even discover something new about Takaoka’s history!

 

For those with no experience in researching or cataloguing ancient documents, the Museum also offers a course entitled “Introduction to Ancient Documents” .

>> See here for related article *Japanese Only

 

Those who have the time to spare to learn or contribute and those who would like to help transmit Takaoka’s history and culture to the future are encouraged to apply.

 

■ Requirements for participation

Required: Membership in the Friends of the Takaoka Municipal Museum.

>> See here for details *Japanese Only

 

Either of the following:

・Completed course on ancient documents (a course other than the Museum’s Introduction to Ancient Documents is acceptable)

Link to “Introduction to Ancient Documents”

*Japanese Only

・Experience with research on or cataloguing of ancient documents


■ Cost of participation
None (However, you must join the Friends of the Takaoka Municipal Museum.)


■ Dates and times of activities
Scheduled dates of activities in fiscal 2016: April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 12, December 3, 2016; January 7, February 4, March 4, 2017

(Subsequently planned for 2:00 – 3:30 pm on the first Saturday of each month, in principle)


■ Location of activities
Takaoka Municipal Museum

(1-5 Kojo,Takaoka-city,Toyama-prefecture 933-0044)


■ How to participate
No application required (Simply come to the Museum on the date of the activity.)


■ Secretariat
Secretariat, Friends of the Takaoka Municipal Museum
In charge: Ryosuke Nigatake (Chief Curator, Takaoka Municipal Museum)
・ Tel. 0766-20-1572/Fax 0766-20-1570
・ Email: info*e-tmm.info

 (Please replace the asterisk with “@” when addressing your email)

 

◎ Takaoka Municipal Museum   http://www.e-tmm.info/ *Japanese Only
◎ Takaoka Ancient Document Volunteers

   http://www.e-tmm.info/sitasimukai.htm *Japanese Only

List of subsidy programs available for those who want to play active roles in Takaoka

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This page brings together information on subsidy programs for putting vacant homes to use in starting new businesses or opening studios and for efforts to promote permanent residency.

 

  • Subsidies for those launching new businesses in the central city or near sightseeing destinations


  These subsidies provide assistance with rent, remodeling expenses, and other costs for those starting new businesses in vacant homes, vacant storefronts, etc.

>> Click here for more information on the support available for those opening businesses in the central city.

  https://www.city.takaoka.toyama.jp/shogyo/sangyo/shinko/kaigyo/shigaichi.html

    *Japanese Only

>> Click here for more information on the support available for those opening businesses near sightseeing destinations.

  https://www.city.takaoka.toyama.jp/shogyo/sangyo/shinko/kaigyo/kankochi.html

    *Japanese Only

 

  • Subsidies for those starting new businesses in commercial districts outside the central city (Fushiki, Toide, Nakada, Fukuokamachi)
      These subsidies provide assistance with rent, remodeling expenses, and other costs for those starting new businesses in vacant homes, vacant storefronts, etc.

>> Click here for more information.

  https://www.city.takaoka.toyama.jp/shogyo/sangyo/shinko/kaigyo/syotengai.html

    *Japanese Only

 

  • Subsidies for creators (craftspeople, industrial designers, and others) opening new studios
     These subsidies provide assistance with rent, remodeling expenses, and other costs for vacant homes, vacant storefronts, etc.

>> Click here for more information (Support program for studios of next-generation creators).

https://www.city.takaoka.toyama.jp/sanki/sangyo/shinsangyo/documents/jisedaicreaterkobogaiyo.pdf

*Japanese Only

 

  • Subsidies for activities to attract permanent residents
     These subsidies provide assistance to efforts to attract permanent residents to Takaoka.

>> Click here for more information (Takaoka Welcome Support Program).

https://www.city.takaoka.toyama.jp/keiei/kurashi/kyodo/welcomesupport.html

*Japanese Only