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Friday, January 25, 2008

Japan's population continue flowing to urban areas+

Will it ever stop. I used to notice this while driving around Japan. The cities are huge and crowded and young, but as soon as you leave one, you enter a beautiful landscape of rice paddies and bamboo forests, with the only inhabitants being the grandparents of the young people in the cities. The young are all leaving their birthplaces for the high rise towers, while the small villages keep getting smaller as the older folks pass away.

You'd think that sooner or later, the trend will have to reverse, but who knows.

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