Japan island depopulation: lessons for Scotland

This research report - commissioned from a team based at Scotland's Rural College - explores policy approaches to depopulation on Japan's islands, and proposes a series of recommendations to the Scottish Government which may help inform the development of future island depopulation.


Jane Atterton (Rural Policy Centre, SRUC)

Luke Dilley (Akita International University)

Chisaki Fukushima (Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University)

Sae Shinzato (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)

Menelaos Gkartzios (Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University)

Kate Lamont (Department of Veterinary and Animal Science, SRUC)


Email: population@gov.scot

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