At several National Parks in Japan you can volunteer in nature-based tourism and cultural tourism. It is part of your tasks to provide information to guests at the parks' visitor centres and on guided tours about nature and culture, and to support the team in various tasks related to management, operations, marketing, conservation and tourism development.
Cambodia has recorded impressive economic growth in the last decade. The country has emerged from its violent recent history. However, while jobs have been created at all levels of society, the wage gap is widening and the United Nations indicates that over 30 percent of the population remains below the national poverty line.
As Vietnam has emerged from the ravages of war and moved towards administrative reform, decentralization and re-integration into the global economy, civil society is gaining strength. Particularly important are the growing number of community development organizations, which can be loosely equated to Western-style NGOs.
One of the main reasons for Vietnam’s economic growth has been the renovation policies the government started implementing in 1986. The policies, known as doimoi, liberalized important parts of the centrally planned economy. Commerce flourished and open markets brought millions of entrepreneurial Vietnamese out of poverty.