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Abstract This article explores heterotopic selves by examining the practices and trajectories of urbanites in their thirties and forties who have relocated to rural areas, some of them as rural revitalization volunteers (chiiki okoshi kyōryokutai). Funded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and...
Abstract In order to increase productivity in national agricultural land and help depopulated villages with aging farmers, current agricultural policy in Japan rewards small farmers who contribute their land to agriculture corporations in which they own shares, have a vote, and labor in the...
Abstract Agritourism is promoted as a tool for rural revitalization in Japan. Farm inns are an example of agritourism and are run often by female farmers. They usually start a small family business to find a sufficient and comfortable way to make a living, with some of them focusing very little...
Abstract The increasing number of young urbanites settling into the countryside of Japan compels urgent research on communities with newcomers and newly emerging lifestyles. This article explores the daily practices of newcomers to rural areas to understand the complexity of the transformation...
Abstract For over fifteen years the author has conducted fieldwork in a rural area of central Hokkaido. During that time the linkage between individualistic notions of life’s meaning, wellness and location or environment have been popular conversation topics among a wide array of interlocutors...
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