Population concentration and regional revitalization
① Population concentration has not stopped.
②There is an infant classroom in the store that was closed due to the corona virus.
③ Many young households choose to raise children in the city
Statistical figures are expected to come out regarding population concentration. Rather, the population seems to be heading for the big city due to the corona disaster. It is necessary to recruit farmers in the city. The flow of population concentration is unlikely to stop unless policies are taken to move from the big cities to rural areas as agricultural successors with exceptional treatment. Parents of local elementary and junior high school students who have been deprived of educational opportunities in rural areas due to differences in the IT environment may have come out to the city with a sense of crisis.
There are few preschool classrooms in rural areas. It seems that the younger generation with young children is moving to the city where there are many options. It seems that a small number of robot classes and programming classes for elementary school students are being held in new buildings and stores closed due to the corona virus. It seems that preschool classrooms, which until a while ago were only found in areas where certain educational enthusiasts live, are expanding their store network. This trend is unlikely to stop unless high-quality classroom lessons for young children are provided remotely and inexpensively in rural areas. Nurseries and preschool classrooms attached to tower condominiums are also being created one after another.
It seems that housing that is too large for the elderly in the city is beginning to be supplied to the younger generation as second-hand. Real estate companies that specialize in these properties seem to partner with remodeling companies to supply properties that even young households can buy.
In order to stop the concentration of population in big cities that has not been stopped for more than 30 years, it is necessary to look at the unattractive situation other than tourism (nature) and agriculture in rural areas. Unless everything in the city that is not in the region is available at the location of the local prefectural office, the outflow of population in the region will probably not stop.
In the big city, there are several delicious bakeries, and there is a wide variety of bread in the supermarket. Books are also available at large and small bookstores in the real stores of the station building, and orders can be ordered quickly. If the delivery date of the online bookstore is late, you can order directly at the bookstore. And the biggest reason is that there are many options for the educational environment. Not limited to junior high school, high school, and university, there are many vocational schools in the city. It is necessary to prepare an environment where all of these are aligned with the prefectural capital of each prefecture. If that is not possible, population concentration in the big cities will not stop.
Regional revitalization takes time. If in all the prefectural capitals anyone can select like in a big city, the younger generation is likely to stay at the prefectural capitals of the prefecture where they were born and raised. Excessive population concentration in big cities can be avoided. Local cities are revitalized.
The location of the prefectural office gives up its appeal as a tourist destination. Dedicated to providing exactly the same convenience as in a big city. There seems to be no way to stop the outflow of population.
If excessive population concentration in big cities is corrected and regional revitalization progresses, the future of Japan 10 years from now is bright.