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DEPOPULATION

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 26, 2014
Rural support programs encouraging more people to leave cities
Public programs are encouraging more people to migrate from big cities to reverse the persistent population drain plaguing rural areas.
EDITORIALS
Dec 17, 2014
The skewed value of votes
Lawmakers must set aside their partisan interests and act fast to narrow the wide gap in the value of votes between rural and urban constituencies.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 12, 2014
Numerical plan drafted for slowing Tokyo's population growth
The government in 2020 is expected to set a goal of reducing the number of new residents in Tokyo by 70,000 per year from the 2013 level to ease overpopulation in the capital, a draft of the policy showed Friday.
EDITORIALS
Nov 26, 2014
Revitalizing local economies
Can the Abe administrative accomplish what past governments have tried and failed to do, and revitalize Japan's regional economies?
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 4, 2014
A chain reaction of empowerment
More than anything, the world needs people who will take active steps to transform their own local community when it comes to dealing with any of the bewildering array of threats confronting humanity today.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 3, 2014
Toyama restyles day care industry with all-in-one solution
Sitting around a table, a dozen elderly women watch affectionately as small children play next to them. When one opens her book, a little boy runs up and asks, "What are you reading?"
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2014
Female hunter-trapper offers Tottori lodgers wild-meat cuisine
An enthusiastic female hunter-trapper in Tottori Prefecture has a tempting offer for people staying at her guesthouse: wild-animal cuisine.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 6, 2014
Golf turns to kids, other sports to lure younger players
Japan's golf industry, which is still largely dependent on seniors and corporate outings, is changing in the face of the aging population and stiffer competition from other leisure activities.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Sep 21, 2014
The town that's battling the demographic tide
On Oki Islands off Shimane Prefecture, a bold wave of reform seems to be having a positive effect.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Aug 27, 2014
On this island, depopulation isn't the problem — inertia is
There is one thing most people don't realize about this island paradise amid the Seto Inland Sea: that despite many people wanting to move here, none of them can.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jun 28, 2014
A life of lettuce has its benefits
Lettuce. Let us raise a glass to lettuce.
Japan Times
JAPAN / NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
May 18, 2014
Success of 'Abenomics' hinges on immigration policy
Foreign investment funds generally shun countries with shrinking populations, and this means “Abenomics” can't succeed unless Japan opens its door to more foreigners, an immigration expert warns.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2014
Population panel draws line in sand
To prevent a crisis, Japan should try to keep its population at 100 million for the next 50 years by devoting more resources to child-rearing, a panel says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2014
Skin divers turn to tourism to stem the tide
At the Sea People restaurant in Shima, a coastal hamlet in Mie Prefecture, sea diver Machiyo Yamashita wants a piece of a tourism industry dominated by the cities that sapped her town's vitality by luring away its youth.
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2014
Regional banks face growing pressure to merge
Regulators are increasing the pressure on regional banks to consolidate, worried that shrinking populations outside Japan's major cities will leave lenders too weak to stand on their own.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Feb 12, 2014
Nagoya: What do you think about the April sales tax increase and how will it affect you?
Denizens of the Chubu capital offer their tuppence-worth on the impending 3-percent consumption tax hike to 8 percent from the start of the fiscal year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FUKUSHIMA FILE
Dec 15, 2013
Fukushima loses first high school to meltdowns
A private high school in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, will close for good at the end of March because the nuclear disaster has decimated enrollment, school officials said.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Nov 29, 2013
Islanders must think bigger to thrive, not just survive
As a resident, may I be so bold as to suggest that we don't need an NPO to save our island from aging and depopulation. What we need is for an NPO, or anyone, to save our island from itself!
EDITORIALS
Sep 6, 2013
Vacant houses pose a problem
The number of vacant houses improperly managed is increasing as the nation grows grayer and some areas experience depopulation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2013
Rural areas cash in on trail running
Trail running is attracting increasing attention as a means of revitalizing towns and villages suffering from depopulation.

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