Tokamachi Shinbun 2017.2.2
Top article about Mr and Mrs Bengs awarded Prime Minister’s Award for the Hometown Development Grand Prize.
In the article Karl commented that he was surprised to get the award. He has never heard about the award before. He remembers that officers visited us in Taketokoro and Matsudai a few months ago and interviewed Tomio Igarashi, the head of village. Getting the award wasn’t our aim. We are making effort for the village and ourselves anyway…
Tokei Shinbun 2017.2.1
The top article is about Mr and Mrs Bengs are awarded Prime Minister’s Award for the Hometown Development Grand Prize.
Revived kominka counted 53 in all over Japan, including Tokyo, Yamanashi, Kanagawa, Saitama, Nagano and Niigata. He is now working for the one in Kyoto.