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.

Acknowledgements and Disclaimer

The authors would like to thank all of the interviewees who spoke to us about national and local level depopulation-related policies and initiatives in Japan. We would also like to thank the policy and research staff in Scottish Government for their contributions to the project and useful comments on earlier drafts of this report.

We would like to note that this was a small scoping project with limited resources. While every attempt has been made to be as thorough as possible, this work represents a starting point and a basis for further comparative research and engagement in future.


Email: population@gov.scot

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