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Ryo Igarashi tells the story of his imagraition to Nanmoku to take up small scale farming.where he raises Chikens ,Goats ar vegtables. in his rented farmhouse in Nanmoku, Gunma Prefecture Japan.. (in the background is Ishii Takahiko woh works for the city helping to find new residents.

Namoku is A mountian Village in Gunma prefecture less than 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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Ryo Igarashi tells the  story of his imagraition to Nanmoku to take up small scale farming.where  he  raises Chikens ,Goats ar vegtables. in his rented farmhouse in Nanmoku, Gunma Prefecture Japan.. (in the  background is Ishii Takahiko woh works for the  city helping to find new residents.<br />
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Namoku is A  mountian Village in Gunma  prefecture less than  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.