The Third Ogata-mura Active Plan

Challenge for a new village

Ogata Village Office
Ogata Village Office

The self-governing community of Ogata-mura is taking large steps towards change.
"The Third Ogata-mura Active Plan" was developed so the villagers can build a community of great individuality.

Ogata-mura's Endeavours

  • Village development that reflects the villager's identities.
  • Cultivation of industries that utilize Ogata-mura's greenery and expanse of land.
  • Development of a new system which hears all the villagers' concerns.

Industrial Activities that Challenge the Future

Ogata-mura's agricultural development leads the progress of our industry. We rely on the condition and potential of our environment, as well as the needs of our buyers, to determine our crop production. By considering our customers' requests, we are able to maintain a circular relationship with the purchasers of our goods.
We strive to preserve a healthy, sustainable agricultural environment for our future farmers.
We also promote outside innovative economic activity to stimulate our village economy.

Rice Harvesting
Rice Harvesting

Bean Field
Bean Field

Environmental Consciousness

We continually advance our practices of environmental stewardship. For example, we emphasize water purification, an active recycling society, wind power generation, and minimal or no use of agricultural chemicals and fertilizers.

Many swans and geese came in winter.
Many swans and geese came in winter.

The reeds were planted for water purification.
The reeds were planted for water purification.

For Safe Living

To ensure everyone's safety, Ogata-mura checks its disaster prevention system each day. The village established the "Ogata-mura Sefety Network Committee" in 2004, so we can react as soon as an event occurs.

With an aging society, our village is concerned with preserving and improving its social enviroment to benefit our children via a healthy upbringing, as well as to provide our elderly with ease of living.

Safety Patrol
Safety Patrol

The Respected-for-the-Aged ceremony
The Respected-for-the-Aged ceremony

Growing up to be cooperative, self-sufficient individuals with rich, pregnant lives

Elementary school and junior high school
Elementary school and junior high school

Through various educational and sports programs, Ogata-mura has dedicated itself to raising happy children who each in their own way can cope with the demands of the modern age. The children have a chance to study the food culture of Ogata-mura by the school lunch program.

The sports festival in kindergarten
The sports festival in kindergarten

Gymnasium
Gymnasium

For Every Villager

Hiroto TAKAHASHI, Mayor
Hiroto TAKAHASHI, Mayor

The local government uses the reception desk in the village office as an important point of contact between themselves and the villagers.

Ogata-mura set up an effective administration to offer services and to make an energetic village.
We must address many topics because we are a self-governing community.

The 12-member village assembly discusses important issues, listens to the opinions and requests of the people and communicates its decisions without delay to the village administration.

The 12-member village assembly
The 12-member village assembly