Japan's Shrinking Regions in the 21st Century: Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline

by Peter Matanle and Anthony Rausch with the Shrinking Regions Research Group

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Part I Impacts and Implications

Chapter 1: Introducing Japan’s Shrinking Regions

Chapter 2: Setting Japan in the Global Context: Shrinking Regions in the European Union

Chapter 3: The Historical Arc of Regional Shrinkage in Japan

Chapter 4: Contrasting Experiences of Growth and Decline in Regional Japan

Chapter 5: Geographical Peripherality and Industrial Transformation in Japan’s Shrinking Re-gions

Part II Responses

Chapter 6: Redeveloping Japan’s Regions

Chapter 7: Repopulating the Region

Chapter 8: Recovering the Region

Chapter 9: Reinventing the Region: Current Practice in Tourism

Chapter 10: Reinventing the Region: Theoretical Potential

Chapter 11: Conclusion: Embracing Depopulation in Japan’s Shrinking Regions





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