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Paper strewn over the floor of an abandoned primary school, closed due to a...
The three remaining students in the lower classes of the Nino Jesus school...
A pile of chairs at the Nino Jesus school which has lost half of it's students...
The remains of an abandoned house, a symptom of rural depopulation.
An abandoned house, the result of rural depopulation which is widespread in...
A disused windpump on an abandoned farm, the result of rural depopulation...
An abandoned house, the result of rural depopulation which is widespread in...
A woman sits on the seafront on Hino Island in the northern part of the Goto...
An elderly woman sits in a shelter waiting for a bus on the island of...
Shinto monks oversee a parade along the main street on Tomie on Fukue Island.
Mrs Nakayama (39), a fishmonger, stands in the main aisle in the central...
The abandoned school of the small town of Warabi-cho on Hisaka island. Hisaka...
A farmhouse surrounded by undergrowth on the island of Hisaka. Just a few...
Ms Higashi (34) in her coffee shop on Naru island. Originally from Osaka,...
A bus stop and two chairs anchored with sandbags in case of a strong wind on...
Cats gathered outside the post office in the village of Warabi-cho on Hisaka...
A sculpture named 'The Brave Man' in the abandoned school in the small town of...
An elderly woman walking back from her field in the village of Warababi-cho on...
A group of retired men fishing on Hisaka island one of many islands where the...
Plants growing behind the windows in an abandoned house in the village of...
The fire engine in the village of Warabi-cho on Hisaka island. The post office...
The deserted city centre of Tomie, the second largest town on Fukue-jima, the...
The entrance to the Kamo shrine (left) and an abandoned house on the island of...
Mrs Yone Yamanaka (98) and her daughter Masako, the two last inhabitants of...
The abandoned elementary school on Kuroshima island. Like many other islands...
Abandoned houses on Kuroshima island. Like many other islands in the Goto...
Abandoned houses on Kuroshima island. In the background is the volcano on the...
Early morning in Oku-ura bay on Fukue-jima, one of the main islands of the...
The deserted village of Togi-no-kubi in Fukue-jima, one of the main islands of...
Mr Sakamoto, an organic farmer, stands beside a tractor in one of his fields...
The island of Oshima is said to shelter more cats than people, it has about 40...
A man waits for the small ferry boat that links Akashima island to the rest of...
A woman waits in Oshima harbour for the small ferry boat that, twice a day,...
Mr Ishimura (78), one of only 15 inhabitants on Akashima island where he was...
A neglected graveyard on Akashima island.
An abandoned boat on Akashima island which has only 15 inhabitants and no...
The deserted fishing harbour on Akashima island which has only 15 inhabitants...
A billboard frame on the island of Naru.
A rainwater collector on waterless Akashima island.
Yoshinobu Kuzushima stands in the ruins of the uninhabited island of Kazura...
An abandoned high school in Naru-shima. Bar one, all the schools on the island...
A sculpture in the courtyard of an abandoned high school in Naru-shima. Bar...
A man walks on a deserted beach on Naru island.
An elderly woman cultivating a field of soramame, a type of broad bean, in the...
A woman ties up her boat after a morning spent collecting rubbish from the...
An abandoned greenhouse on Hisaka-jima, a once densely populated island now...
The main harbour of Hisaka island.
A road through a valley near the village of Checa. Depopulation and rural...
A deserted playground in Motos, a largely abandoned village. Depopulation and...
The cemetery in Motos, a largely abandoned village. Depopulation and rural...
The last inhabitant of Motos, leads his flock of sheep to graze on a meadow...
The last inhabitant of Motos, leads his flock of sheep to graze on a meadow...
The last inhabitant of Motos, leads his flock of sheep to graze on a meadow...
A group of elderly friends playing cards in a bar in the village of Checa.
The church in Chequilla, a mostly-deserted village that has just ten...
Jesus Alba, the mayor of Checa, is struggling to reverse the gradual decline...
Two pensioners meet on the outskirts of Checa. In the surrounding area, one in...
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