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Nanmoku, Gunma Prefecture Japan.

A mountian Village in Gunma prefecture less the a two hour drive from Tokyo Allows a glimpse into the future of Japan's rural communities, faced with a growing aged population the small town of Nanmoku (pop 22,000 has a population of which 58% is over the age of 65. elementary school built for up to 400 students now has 27 with only two enrolled in 1st grade and zero in 3rd. Town officials have with the help of National government is offering property and assistance for anyone willing to relocate here hoping to attract more families to it;s aging community.

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Nanmoku, Gunma Prefecture Japan.<br />
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A  mountian Village in Gunma  prefecture less the  a two hour  drive from  Tokyo Allows a  glimpse into the  future of Japan's rural communities, faced with a growing aged population the small town of Nanmoku (pop 22,000 has a population  of which 58% is over the  age of 65. elementary school built for  up to  400 students now has 27 with only two  enrolled in 1st grade and zero in 3rd.  Town officials have with the  help of  National government is offering property and assistance for anyone willing to  relocate  here hoping to attract more families to it;s aging  community.