akiya empty house

Akiya, an empty house, becomes more sensitive topic today.

Akiya, an empty house, becomes more sensitive topic today. There are more than 8m akiya across Japan. With the country’s population falling by 271,058 in 2014, and many of those who remain migrating to Tokyo, the Japanese are leaving their houses behind. To resolve the unprecedented social problem, Japan’s government has just passed a new[…]