Hakodate – a story of depopulation

Hakodate – a story of depopulation, is a documentary about the depopulation of Japan viewed from the rural city of Hakodate in the southern tip of Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. The town has seen a steady decline in the number of inhabitants since the mid eighties with mostly younger people leaving for Sapporo, Tokyo and other major cities. In only 50 years Hakodate is expected to have lost half of its population and the average age of the inhabitants are increasing at a troubling pace…

(duration: 31.19 min.)

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