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BBC Article - Japanese youth turn to rural areas

The BBC, November 28, published an article by Roland Buerk on the migration of Japanese youth from cities to the rural areas in search for a slower life.In his article Buerk observes that athough the bright lights of Tokyo have been pulling people from the coutryside into the city for ages, some young Japanese have enough of the crowded, busy city lifestyle.One of the young farmers explains: "When I was younger I went to Tokyo because I wanted a bright, vibrant life, but I like it better here - full of nature."At the end of his article Buerk concludes "..young people are rediscovering the value of what was left behind." Interested? Read the whole article here. .