In Japan’s Vanishing Rural Towns, Newcomers Are Wanted • Discoverology

In Japan’s Vanishing Rural Towns, Newcomers Are Wanted

Kanna-machi is living on borrowed time. It’s set to be among the first municipal victims of Japan’s demographic trajectory. The phenomenon is called shoushikoureika—the combined effects of an aging population, anemic birthrate, and surging demand for social services.

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