Japanese rural areas through Chinese eyes

14:27, September 21, 2010      

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Photo shows the scene of Japanese rural area.(Photo: Global Times)

The Japanese rural areas have already achieved modernization, and the living standard of rural residents is relatively higher. There is almost has no gap between the living standards of urban residents and rural residents, and rural life is even more comfortable than city life.

The rural areas of Japan have all necessary infrastructure, including roads, water and health care. It is clean as well. Brooks that flow through villages are pure and the air is also fresh. The houses of rural residents are mostly traditional Japanese houses and almost every family has a car. Mechanized farming is now very popular in Japanese villages, where there are many mini-trucks.

However, the population of villages is small and most are the elderly. The labor forces of rural areas are also mainly the elderly, since most young people move to cities for development, which is very similar with the current situation of the Chinese rural areas.

According to sources, various farmer cooperative organizations are almost everywhere in Japanese rural areas. These farmer cooperative organizations can help to develop the rural economy, increase the income of farmers and avoid the polarization between the rich and the poor.

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