Tag Archive: rural

Being a doctor in Japan: From the everyday to the extraordinary

Japan, like all developed countries, is facing challenges providing healthcare services to those living outside its major centres. Japan spends about 11% of its GDP on healthcare, the same as in Canada. As is well known, overall already 27% of … Continue reading →

Country Roads: Rural Tourism in Canada & Japan

Friday, May 6, 2016 On the evening of May 6, we again enjoyed the hospitality of Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management, to present the final set of talks in our 3-part cross-cultural Travel Lecture Series: Country Roads: Rural Tourism … Continue reading →

Embracing Decline?

Understanding the Dynamics of Aging, Depopulation and Well-Being in Rural Japan A talk by Dr. Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield Since at least the 1950s, rural Japan has been slowly but steadily aging and depopulating. Youth migration to urban areas … Continue reading →