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One Tiny Ski Town Is Defying Japan’s Scary Population Slump

  • Niseko population hits 40-year high as resort economy thrives
  • "There’s a little bit of a baby boom here," says one expat.

Japan’s shrinking population has weighed on the world’s third-biggest economy, alarmed government forecasters and turned some rural communities into veritable ghost towns.

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