Students tackle Japan’s social challenges at Rakuten IT School NEXT

January 16, 2019
by Rakuten.today
Students tackle Japan’s social challenges at Rakuten IT School NEXT

A megathrust earthquake in the Nankai Trough threatens to devastate the southeastern coast of Japan. Rural Japanese towns are not fully benefiting from the inbound tourism boom. Young people are escaping to the cities, leaving a dwindling senior population to run Japan’s agricultural industry. Meanwhile, residents of Fukushima — an area devastated in 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami followed by a nuclear power plant disaster — are still working on rebuilding their region. These are some of the serious social challenges that the high school students participating in Rakuten IT School NEXT are looking to address. The program is […]

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