Entry Title: "Marginal Lives"
Name: Motonori Shimizu , Japan
Category and Expertise: General News, Non-Professional
Entry Description: There are many villages aging and declining population in Japan. They are sometimes called "Marginal Village." I have started traveling some of them. As I visit them, I get more fascinated by the people living there. They accept everything around them, love their land, and live there strongly.
※Marginal Village is any village that has experienced depopulation and in danger of disappearing altogether, largely because more than half of the people living in the village are over the age of 65.