The same survey two years ago saw just 23 per cent of respondents saying they hoped one day to move to rural Japan. Photo: Getty ImagesThe same survey two years ago saw just 23 per cent of respondents saying they hoped one day to move to rural Japan. Photo: Getty Images
The same survey two years ago saw just 23 per cent of respondents saying they hoped one day to move to rural Japan. Photo: Getty Images

1 in 2 urban Japanese want to retire in the countryside, government poll reveals

  • More than half of the 10,000 respondents said ‘the rich natural environment’ appealed, while others wanted to go back to where their families were from
  • Rural Japan has seen a decades-long exodus of people to cities. Some towns are trying to lure people back to the simple life with cash and even cows
Topic |   Japan
The same survey two years ago saw just 23 per cent of respondents saying they hoped one day to move to rural Japan. Photo: Getty ImagesThe same survey two years ago saw just 23 per cent of respondents saying they hoped one day to move to rural Japan. Photo: Getty Images
The same survey two years ago saw just 23 per cent of respondents saying they hoped one day to move to rural Japan. Photo: Getty Images
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