"We want to make a pamphlet to promote Shiraishi Island," said the 30-something-year-old, sipping coffee as he sat on the tatami mat in my living room. "We want to attract more tourists to the island. So I was hoping to interview you and get your opinions."

Ah, another NPO coming to save our island from the scourges of aging and depopulation!

"And where will you distribute these pamphlets?" I asked him.