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RURAL LIFE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jul 25, 2020
Go To Travel campaign stirs anxieties outside Tokyo
in some areas, out-of-prefecture motorists have been pelted with rocks and intimidated by reckless driving.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 18, 2020
Call of the wild: The challenges of rural migration in Japan
The surge in new COVID-19 cases in urban areas has had some residents weighing opportunities in more isolated communities. But what sort of life can they expect?
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JAPAN
Jul 12, 2020
Japan urges urbanites to tour country, sparking fear of virus's spread in countryside
A central government campaign to spur domestic tourism has drawn both enthusiasm and ire, with some social media users telling urbanites to stay away from rural areas.
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JAPAN
Jun 30, 2020
Just 60% of municipalities in Japan keep emergency supplies for infants and elderly
The survey found a stark contrast between the variety of emergency foods prepared by populous big cities and by smaller towns and villages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 20, 2020
Pandemic pushes Japan to accelerate development of fiber-optic broadband networks
Japan plans to complete its national fiber-optic networks by March 2022 to meet the urgent need for online education, medical and other services amid the coronavirus pandemic, government officials have said.
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BUSINESS
Jun 20, 2020
Part-time remote work could provide key to boosting Japan's local economies
A website based in Gifu Prefecture is matching up urban workers' business acumen with rural projects' needs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 4, 2020
Rodrigo Duterte paying Filipinos to move from Manila to country
The coronavirus pandemic is giving Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte a reason to reduce overcrowding in Manila, which in recent decades has swelled into one of the most heavily populated areas on Earth.
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JAPAN / Society
Apr 7, 2020
Local officials and residents fear influx from Japan's virus hot spots
With the number of novel coronavirus infections rising in Tokyo and other major urban centers, some concerned residents are fleeing to nearby prefectures where the number of cases is minimal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 18, 2020
Japan rural land prices rise for first time in 28 years
The average price of all types of land in Japan's rural areas rose last year for the first time since 1992, aided by redevelopment projects and improvement in infrastructure, the government said Wednesday.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 21, 2020
Japan considering fee system for 5G networks to subsidize launch of services in rural areas
The communications ministry is considering introducing a system to charge internet users a fee so that fiber-optic infrastructure for 5G wireless networks can be constructed and maintained across the country, informed sources said Tuesday.
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BUSINESS
Dec 23, 2019
Japan considers law requiring local governments to fill transport gaps in rural areas
The transport ministry is considering a new system to help maintain public transport services in nonurban areas at a time when the population has been declining.
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JAPAN
Dec 11, 2019
Japan's government hoping to stop net population inflows into Tokyo by 2024
The central government aims to stop net population inflows into the greater Tokyo area by fiscal 2024, it was learned Tuesday.
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BUSINESS
Sep 18, 2019
New communications minister Sanae Takaichi backs 5G networks for Japan's rural areas
Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi has expressed her eagerness to promote active use of fifth-generation, or 5G, communications networks for rural areas.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 17, 2019
Empty hair salons can't be saved by BOJ
Struggling businesses in rural Japan show the limits of the central bank's massive easing.
EDITORIALS
Jul 13, 2019
Regional revitalization goes slow
The government needs to review its regional revitalization efforts over the past five years to see if it's taking the right steps to achieve the intended goal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2019
House-flipper takes advantage of Japan's 8 million-plus empty homes
More than 8 million homes lie abandoned across Japan, a symptom of the declining population and people's migration to major cities.
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JAPAN
Apr 26, 2019
Number of abandoned homes in Japan edges up to record high of nearly 8.5 million
Empty homes now account for 13.6 percent of Japan's housing stock, with the bulk of them concentrated in Yamanashi and Wakayama prefectures, government data show.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2019
Shrinking Wakayama village cuts assembly to five, tying Okinawa council for fewest members in Japan
A mountainous village in Wakayama Prefecture will have the joint-smallest assembly in the country, represented by only five members, it said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the nation's declining population.
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JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Mar 12, 2019
Entrepreneur's message to Japan's forgotten non-college-educated youth: You can choose your life
It wasn't until he turned 18 that Daisuke Kuse saw businessmen dressed in dapper suits up close and personal. Until then, Kuse — having spent all of his childhood surrounded by working-class families and friends in a small town in Kyoto Prefecture — had barely the foggiest idea of who they...
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BUSINESS
Mar 8, 2019
Japan to pull a U-turn on ride-sharing ban in bid to fill transport gaps in rural areas, Abe says
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government plans to promote ride-sharing services that are currently banned in most areas to help improve the availability of transportation in rural areas.

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