— by Manabu Ueda: The experience being offered is not nearly as extreme as the TV reality show “Naked and Afraid,” but for youngsters in Japan craving solitude and a chance to test themselves, this is probably as good as it gets.

Joblive, a Tokyo-based company that produces events and trips to uninhabited islands, has organized packaged “survival plan” tours to a “desert island” off Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai area of the main island of Honshu since fall 2019…

Image courtesy of Mananu Ueda