Slow Cities?: The Revitalisation of Shrinking Communities in Japan Podcasts are now available

We are pleased to announce that the following recordings are now available on the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies university podcast service.

Professor Gert-Jan Hospers, Radboud University, University of Twente - From Growth to Shrinkage: Managing Population Decline in Western-Europe

Mr Pier Giorgio Oliveti, General Secretariat, Cittaslow International - Cittaslow Experiences against the Social Desertification and to Promote Local Micro-economies on Resilient Way

Ms Heuishilja Chang, PhD student, University of Oxford - The Slow City Approach and the Resilience of Japanese Shrinking Communities

Professor Hirokazu Sakuno, Shimane University -The Degradation and Regeneration of Rural Areas in Japan

Dr Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield - Achieving an Asia-Pacific Depopulation Dividend: Evidence and Experience from Shrinking Regions in Japan and New Zealand

Dr Taro Hirai, Hirosaki University - Towards Synthesis of the Youth’s Counter-urbanisation Movement and the Governmental-led Measures for Shrinking Communities in Japan