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Although farming is obviously a large part of rural population decline, it's not the whole thing.  Where I live, the children of people who own prosperous restaurants and shops also leave.  The children of the owners of construction companies leave.  Many, many people leave, whether there is a job and a life for them or not, whether their prospects in Tokyo are any better or not.
by Zwackus on Sat Sep 29th, 2007 at 09:04:55 PM EST
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