Thats awesome. It says the town is about 1 and a 1/2 hours from Tokyo when riding the bullet train. Too far IMO for someone commuting to Tokyo. I wonder if there are any good jobs closer to the town?
I looked a bit at the homes for sale in Italy for $1.00. Their only stipulation was you spend $X on fixing the place up and use local workers/supplies to do so. Great idea on their part. Good deal for all. If we were both retired, I think maybe we would go for it!