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Date : July 1, 2015

Notice (Press Briefing): Ensuring Rural Communities Will Not Disappear (July 1, 2015)

post date : 2015.06.23

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Ensuring Rural Communities Will Not Disappear

   -A Form of Coexistence between Urban and Rural Communities

     as Seen in a Return to Rural Living-

Dr. Tokumi Odagiri, Professor, School of Agriculture,

      Meiji University


As the population of Japan continues to age and decline, last year the idea that rural communities would disappear became a topic of much discussion. In the 2014 White Paper on Agriculture released at the end of May this year, “a return to rural living centered on young people” was noted as a necessity for the stimulation of farming villages. The White Paper also points out that there are more regions attempting to solve the problems caused by an aging and decreasing population by having existing residents engage in training new farmers.  The FPCJ has invited Dr.Tokumi Odagiri, a professor at the Meiji University School of Agriculture, to speak about the trend of a return to rural living and the resilience of rural villages.


Date: July 1 (Wed), 2015, 14:00-15:30

Place: Foreign Press Center of Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).

*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.


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