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RURAL LIFE

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CULTURE / Art
Nov 8, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: At Naoshima, three giants of Japanese art wrestle for attention
In spaces that opened earlier this year on Naoshima, the severe architecture of Tadao Ando brings a new edge to the art of Yayoi Kusama and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
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LIFE / Travel
Oct 29, 2022
In pushing adventure travel, rural towns see paths forward
Where tourists who flock by bus clog up sidewalks and restaurant reservation slots, those who travel further afield bring some positive baggage with them.
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CULTURE / Art
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: An autumnal spectacle of light and shadow
Artworks in abandoned houses play with the natural light found on the islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
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LIFE / Travel
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: The art of loss brings lesser-known islands to life
Honjima, Takamijima, Awashima and Ibukijima open for the fall season of Setouchi Triennale 2022.
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JAPAN / Smart Countryside
Oct 9, 2022
The city aiming to change perceptions of electronic voting in Japan
Tsukuba, a designated Super City in Ibaraki Prefecture, is hoping its trials of online voting among schoolchildren can be rolled out to municipal polls and beyond.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Jun 27, 2022
Okinawa farmers, once finding wealth in pineapples, search for successors
Some people, including teachers, actually quit their jobs and started growing pineapples, such was the wealth to be gained from farming the crop.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Jun 21, 2022
Invasive rats spreading across Yamaguchi, damaging crops
The nutria, a kind of large rat native to South America, has expanded its habitat to almost all areas of the prefecture, with municipalities stepping up measures against the animal.
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ASIA PACIFIC
May 23, 2022
Rural Philippines, long neglected, newly appealing in COVID-19 times
The economic disparity between the nation's rural and urban areas has been a long-standing problem, but the lessons of the pandemic may finally lead to change.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Mar 7, 2022
Municipal assemblies in Japan face shortage of candidates
Younger generations are seen to be shunning local assemblies because of members' precarity and low remuneration.
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COMMENTARY / World
Oct 20, 2021
America’s superstar cities aren’t what they used to be
The 10 biggest U.S. cities, while large and growing, now account for less than 7.9% of the country's population.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 13, 2021
KDDI teams up with SpaceX to provide better mobile access in remote areas
Musk's Starlink satellites will connect to 1,200 remote mobile towers in Japan so rural customers can experience urban-level mobile connectivity.
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JAPAN
Jul 12, 2021
A deserted Akita town offers a glimpse of Japan's demographic future
A lack of jobs is causing younger people to move away, which results in stores and other industries losing business and leaves mainly the retired population.
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BUSINESS
Jun 9, 2021
Japan to list 10,000 workers keen to leave Tokyo in rural revitalization plan
The government aims to 'rectify' the Tokyo-centric economy and population to help revive regional areas, according to a draft of its annual economic policy guideline.
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BUSINESS
Feb 1, 2021
Push to go electric could wipe out Japan’s cheap microcars
Electrification can add u00a51 million to u00a52 million to the price tag of a smaller kei vehicle, potentially doubling its price.
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COMMUNITY / Issues
Nov 28, 2020
Remote Nagasaki island 'getting energy' from Vietnamese students
An island suffering from the effects of depopulation has offered Vietnamese students a discount to study Japanese there.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Nov 23, 2020
Cheap, spacious, crowd-free: Rural Japan is having a moment with the foreign community
Laura Blackhall took a risk purchasing an empty house in the Ibaraki countryside. Amid and following a pandemic, though, it's a choice that just might pay off.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Nov 16, 2020
An outsider's look at the problems plaguing rural Japan
When new people come to town they bring a flurry of new ideas with them. In the small town of Nakatsugawa, this has meant an exciting cultural exchange.
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BUSINESS
Nov 4, 2020
As Japan moves to revive its countryside, pandemic drives many out of cities
In September, 30,644 people moved out of Tokyo, up 12.5% year-on-year, while the number moving in fell 11.7% to 27,006, data showed.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Sep 25, 2020
Rules on buying farmland eased in rural Hiroshima amid depopulation
Smaller plots are being made available in a bid to attract younger people from the cities to the countryside.
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JAPAN
Jul 26, 2020
Tokyoites leaving bustle behind for space and nature as pandemic proves catalyst for change
As companies close offices in central Tokyo or encourage employees to work from home to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic, young people are relocating to the suburbs where rents are cheaper, space less at a premium and nature nearer the doorstep.

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