Saturday, December 24, 2005

Japan's merging municipalities

The Japanese government is seeking to save money by encouraging small municipalies to merge.


For instance, Mellow Monk tea comes from Aso City, itself the product of a merger last year between two neighboring towns and a village.


Also last year, voters in Yotsukaidosister city of Livermore, California (home of Mellow Monk)—rejected a proposed merger with much larger Chiba City.


—Mellow Monk


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