Can ninjas and women divers help Japan?
Could Japan's famed ninja warriors and traditional women divers help turn around the fortunes of Japan's remote Mie region?
It takes four hours to get to by train if you're travelling from the capital Tokyo, and is set to play host to a G7 summit later this year.
The BBC's Mariko Oi says the local government is now hoping to enlist two of country's vanishing professions - its traditional women diver and the famed black-clad warriors - to bring in tourists to help jumpstart the economy.
30 Mar 2016
- From the section Business