• Japan and its demographic issues - cooking class for old men

    Cooking shool for old men

  • A closer look on the ever busy Tokyo to sparsely populated regions in Shikoku and on the islands of Seto-uchi. Together with author Ines Possemeyer, we met japanese people with different circumstances of life. Japan is said to suffer severe problems in the very near future as its population is declining as well as conservative politicians block substantial immigration.

     

  • Japan and its demographic issues

    Fashion addict in Harajuku, Tokyo

    More than half of them cannot imagine to ever have a relationsip or a family

  • Japan and its demographic issues

    Ookoshi family, Tokyo

    A family with four children is a rare sight in nowadays Japan

  • Japan and its demographic issues

    Rooftop of the "Children´s castle", Tokyo

    At the time this photo was taken, it was unclear if the government would continue to finance this project

  • Japan and its demographic issues

    Kazumi Miura, only supplier for depopulated villages like Miaghira, Shikoku

  • Japan and its demographic issues

    Mrs Akie Itoh, 85, is waving us farewell in Kashiyama, Shikoku

    There are only two inhabitants living in this village

  • Japan and its demographic issues.

    Manager Noriko Ogasawara, mother of two children, on her way home

    "Womenomics" is a concept of Ministerpresident Mr Abe, hoping that women will close the increasing gaps in Japan´s workforce

  • Japan and its demographic issues

    Fukui family on the island of Oshima, Seto inland sea

    The once closed elementary shool was reopened as other families with children moved to Ogishima as well