Work well, eat well, play well.
A business scene at a satellite office established by DUNKSOFT Co., Ltd. Terrace office that is set on a veranda during hot summer days.
Working styles of companies that established satellite offices in Tokushima reflect in a unique landscape that combines rural living and state of the art businesses.
While they work very hard against country wide competitors by taking full advantage of state of the art technologies, they enjoy leaving the city, staying at an old country house in a rural town, and relaxing in Tokushima culture, which is very impressive.
Residents in the neighborhood sometimes bring dinner to satellite office. Local engineers from Tokushima City sometimes gather at satellite offices in the evening. Many social activities, sometimes multicultural, multi-industrial are taking place in the country side.
At first glance it is difficult to distinguish between work and life, but it certainly is important opportunity of information sharing, and leads to personal skill development.
Beautiful nature is common characteristic of Tokushima, you can enjoy walking along rivers or ocean after hard work of everyday.
Working places are old houses and facilities.
There are many unused old private houses in Tokushima.
However there are only a few properties offered for sale, even if the landlord does not live in the property.
They still have the emotional attachment to the houses. Some of the Non-Profit Organization mediate such old private houses to the companies from other area. They play an important role as a locally trusted matchmaker.
A satellite office near the sea of Minami town, reuses an old nursing home that was closed long time ago.
It’s operated by collaboration of local government and company. Since it’s fully equipped with sleeping accommodations, it’s often used for business camps such as corporate training, or industry-academia collaborations, so on. There is beautiful sea nearby, so the workers there can enjoy surfing anytime. They can also enjoy agricultural activities in fields, it is a place where you can do agriculture and IT together.
This facility in Kamiyama town was opened in early 2012. It is a collective facility of satellite offices, and now share-used by around 15 companies.
Originally a sewing factory, it’s closed long time ago and has not been used since then. It’s renovated to promote inter-company exchange, as a co-working space and incubation center, that further expands the possibilities of satellite offices. It has become a symbolic building of the advancement of satellite offices in Tokushima.