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  • How can rural Japan bring back locals and tourists?
  • How can rural Japan bring back locals and tourists?
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Why Japan is cleaning up its countryside

Japan is experiencing a tourism boom. But its struggling countryside is absent from most itineraries, with limited access for foreign visitors and areas marred by runaway development. Could spreading the word about Japan’s rural charm bring tourists and locals back to its dying towns?