COULD JAPAN’S SHRINKING POPULATION LEAD TO SHRINKING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN?

March 8, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

COULD JAPAN’S SHRINKING POPULATION LEAD TO SHRINKING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN?

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On a bright winter day in the Japanese village of Nagoro, a group of life-size dolls stand silently at a bus stop on a long-canceled route. One, dressed in a suit, furrows his brow with permanent impatience. At 65, the artist who made them, Tsukimi Ayano, is one of the youngest of Nagoro’s 35 remaining villagers. She sewed each doll to look like a former resident who died or moved away. Her dolls now outnumber her neighbors.
They are a reminder of a time before the nation’s population began its precipitous slide and the countryside emptied out, leaving an estimated 10,000 “ghost towns” to slowly crumble. Japan has the oldest population in the world and the second lowest birthrate.

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