Population Decline

'Share Village' Project in Japan Aims for a Million 'Villagers' to Preserve Traditional 'Kominka' Folk Houses and Culture

June 18, 2017

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

'Share Village' Project in Japan Aims for a Million 'Villagers' to Preserve Traditional 'Kominka' Folk Houses and Culture

The "Share Village" project has been ongoing in Japan since 2015, with the aim ...
 
The Zero-to-One Village Revitalization Movement in Chizu Town, Tottori Prefecture

May 31, 2017

Newsletter

 

The Zero-to-One Village Revitalization Movement in Chizu Town, Tottori Prefecture

A Japanese town often mentioned as a municipality making innovative efforts to...
 
Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

February 29, 2016

Newsletter

 

Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

Itoshiro is a village located in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, right next to Fuk...
 
Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 2)

July 31, 2015

Newsletter

 

Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 2)

The previous issue of the JFS Newsletter introduced problems resulting from a ...
 
Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 1)

July 13, 2015

Newsletter

 

Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 1)

A report released in May 2014, the so-called "Masuda Report," made a big impac...
 
Study Shows Growing Number of Young Japanese Urbanites Want to Settle in Rural Areas

October 25, 2014

Population Decline

 

Study Shows Growing Number of Young Japanese Urbanites Want to Settle in Rural Areas

Japan is one of the first countries in the world to face, head-on, the serious ...
 
Maternal and Child Health Handbook Spreading Around the World

September 27, 2013

Well-Being

 

Maternal and Child Health Handbook Spreading Around the World

Japan's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Handbook, or Boshi Techo in Japanese...
 
Town-Financed Convenience Store Providing Support to Marginal Communities

September 18, 2013

Population Decline

 

Town-Financed Convenience Store Providing Support to Marginal Communities

Since its opening in August 2011, the Lawson store (a major convenience sto...
 
 The 'Era of Turbulence' and Japan's Paths to the Future

April 2, 2013

Newsletter

 

The 'Era of Turbulence' and Japan's Paths to the Future

Ahead of other countries in the world, Japan's population has begun to decl...
 
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