- Everything you always wanted to know about LETS
... but didn't know who to ask.
This is the information
James Taris shared with LETS groups all over the world on his international
LETS tours between 2002-2004.
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America / Sth America
(377,835 sq km)
(mid-2005 est.): 127,417,244
(average annual rate of natural increase:
birth rate: 10.0/1000;
infant mortality rate:
density per sq mi: 869
and largest city (2000 est.):
34,750,000 (metro. area)
Osaka (2000 est.), 17,800,000
Yokohama, 3,307,136 (part of Tokyo metro. area);
Nagoya (2000 est.), 5,100,000 (metro. area);
Kobe, 1,501,000 (part of Osaka metro. area);
Kyoto, 1,456,000 (part of Osaka metro. area);
Kawasaki, 1,196,000 (part of Tokyo metro. area);
other 0.6% (mostly Korean)
While retaining its time-honored culture, Japan rapidly absorbed Western
technology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After its
devastating defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become the second
most powerful economy in the world and a staunch ally of the US. While
the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, actual
power rests in networks of powerful politicians, bureaucrats, and business
executives. The economy experienced a major slowdown in the 1990s following
three decades of unprecedented growth.
strategic location in northeast Asia
After you've sent LETS-linkup your amendments,
don't forget to send them to Mr. Tokutome
as well so your Japanese LETS system entry can be amended too.
Tomakomai City and its suburbs
TEL/FAX: 0144-34-2385 (Thu 13:00 to 20:00)
Aizu area (Fukushima Pref.)
Tama Area, Tokyo Pref.
Tachikawa City and its neighboring area
Koshinestu & Hokuriku ...
Fujimi Takahara, Yamanashi Pref.
On this form
South Shinshu (Nagano Pref.)
Hara Village, Suwa-gun, Nagano Pref.
Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi Pref.
Money Azumino Ring
Azumino, Nagano Pref.
Ueda City, Nagano Pref.
Chita Peninsula, Aichi Pref.
Yokkaichi City, Mie Pref.
Kusatsu City, Shiga Pref.
Suita City, Osaka Pref.
Several parts of Ehime Pref.
Kyushu & Okinawa ...
Yufuin Town, Oita Pref.
Omuta City, Fukuoka Pref.
Northern part of Nagasaki Pref.
Mainly Kanto Area
Human Resource Network
Central: Osaka City
The founder lives in Yokohama city.
FAX: (075) 762-2512
(The website is in Japanese only at this point, but the English website
will be available in the near future.)
Q-project, which employs the LETS-type local currency called "Q," has
started actual trading in December 2001. More than one hundred people
have already joined as member, and the number is grwoing rapidly.
members can use Q as the "local" currency regardless of where they live.
This is made possible by the online system called "winds_q" developed
by one of the project members to settle Q-tradings. All participants
sell and buy goods and services on the Internet.
on LETS by Makoto Nishibe (the leader of the Q-project)