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Unclaimed land in Japan reaches size of Denmark

With the nation ageing and more people dying each year, the problem looks set to get worse

Tokyo

IN JAPAN'S declining regions, land gets abandoned. The ownership of about 11 per cent of Japan's landmass is now unclear, with the current owners unable to be contacted, or unknown.

That's about 41,000 sq km, which is equivalent to the size of Japan's south-western island of

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