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event: are rural communities doomed? changemakers say no!

As you may be aware, Japanese society is contending with the combined societal challenges of an ageing population, low birthrate, and the decline of primary and local industries in a highly globalised world. This trend has also led to a significant and rising level of inequality between urban and rural areas in Japan. While Japan […]

Posted: October 7 2017
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fukushima's farmers

a slideshow of the contaminated area

Posted: September 13 2013
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the yamagata girls farm

if you can read japanese, here's their website: http://www.kf831.com/girls// Young, Female, College Degree -- Farmer published January 9, 2011 in the Daily Yomiuri Online YAMAGATA--With the job market for young graduates said to have entered an "ultra-ice age," farming has cropped up as a potential option for some young women, with at least one farm […]

Posted: January 10 2011