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Population Decline and Making Sustainable Localities in Contemporary Japan: Issues on the Local Extinction

LEE JUNG HWAN 1

1서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

The ‘Local Extinction’ discourse has attracted overwhelming public attention in the Japanese society. Masuda Hiroya and his colleagues in the Japan Policy Council suggested that Japan's localities should provide measures for shrinking their own residents’ moving-out and for encouraging moving-in from Tokyo metropolitan area. In order to realize this plan, Japan's localities should transform their regional planning in a basis of ‘selection and concentration’ principle. This argument of the ‘local extinction’ has provoked intense debates about principle and measures for Japan's local policy. The current Abe Cabinet has incorporated the ‘local extinction’ discourse in its own local policy profile under the slogan of the ‘Chihou Sousei.’ However, the ‘local extinction’ discourse falls short of discussions on local adminstration reform, public-private partnership, and innovation.

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