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Topic: Abandoned homes in Japan

Abandoned homes, known as 'akiya', are a growing phenomenon in Japan due to population decline and urbanization, creating economic opportunities for expats and influencers to purchase and renovate these properties.

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As Japan's population declines and urbanization increases, the country has seen a proliferation of abandoned homes, known as 'akiya' or 'ikeas', particularly in rural areas.

These abandoned properties, stemming from demographic changes like an aging population and migration to cities, have become both a problem and an opportunity, explored in multiple podcast episodes.

Expats and influencers have increasingly taken advantage of low prices to purchase and renovate these abandoned homes, a trend discussed in episodes like "Kenya anti-tax protests turn violent" and "Georgia rocked by clashes over 'Russian-inspired' bill".

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