Takeshi Katsumata, 55, a farmer in Kiyosato, Hokkaido. He has all but accepted that when he retires, he will lose his 30-hectare farm, where his family has grown potatoes and other crops for three generations. Kiyosato is one of more than 60,000 Japanese towns, at risk of death through depopulation. (The Guardian)© Japan Today
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