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The Greater Tokyo Shock

  • Seta Fumihiko
  • Otake Hiroshi
  • Umeyama Goro
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Abstract

Depopulation is a phenomenon that is steadily but quietly eroding Japanese society, even in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area. Decline at the outer edges is already underway in earnest in places such as Chiba and Kanagawa Prefectures, but a fall in dynamism and a weakening of the centripetal pull of the large cities is noticeable even in central commuter areas.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seta Fumihiko
    • 1
  • Otake Hiroshi
    • 2
  • Umeyama Goro
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of EngineeringUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineShowa University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Consultant, Risk and Crisis ManagementTokyoJapan

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