Jun 1, 2022 • 55M

#13 Four Ways to Stop Rural Decline

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Jarrod and Olivier discuss Sustainability in Contemporary Rural Japan: Challenges and Opportunities by Stephanie Assmann.

We discuss how towns are introducing social entrepreneurship to stimulate their economies, how schools are being repurposed, why young people are interested in moving to rural parts of Japan, and how art can revitalize island communities.

This episode is full of tangible case studies that Japan can teach the rest of the world, which will face again population crises and rural-urban brain drains of its own. ⁠

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Links to Resources:

Sustainability in Contemporary Rural Japan: Challenges and Opportunities
2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
Can Anything Stop Rural Decline?
Urban Migrants in Rural Japan
Kazuyo Sejima
Yanagi Yukinori
Inujima Art House Project
Art Base Momoshima
Abandoned Homes in Japan
Ninenzaka Starbucks Kyoto
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