Factors on Community Livability and Local Government Policy in the Rural Area in Japan

Michiko Miyamoto, Hayato Iwano


This study examines how Akita citizens view their local government policy on 1) Industry and Production, 2) Medical/Welfare, 3) Education, 4) Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 5) Regional activation, 6) Transportation/Conveniences, and their relationships with community livability by using data from “Citizens Awareness Survey” conducted by Akita local government in 2016. Results show that Akita citizens feel that policy on “Depopulation”, “Medical/Welfare”, “Education” and “Industry/Production” have influence on community livability. However, policies on Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Regional activation, and Transportation/Convenience are negative influence on community livability.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jar.v4n4p10


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