Japan Skin Divers Eye Tourist Cash as Depopulation Hurts Growth

Machiyo Yamashita, a female sea-diver, known as ama, carries her haul of wakame seaweed onto the shore in Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Attracting tourists to Shima, renowned for women divers who harvested pearls before K Mikimoto & Co. set up a farm nearby, would help the town counter the economic decline caused by the depopulation blighting Japan's provinces. With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe identifying tourism as a source of growth for the world's third-largest economy, local bankers and officials are taking unprecedented steps to stimulate the industry. Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Machiyo Yamashita, a female sea-diver, known as ama, carries her haul of wakame seaweed onto the shore in Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Attracting tourists to Shima, renowned for women divers who harvested pearls before K Mikimoto & Co. set up a farm nearby, would help the town counter the economic decline caused by the depopulation blighting Japan's provinces. With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe identifying tourism as a source of growth for the world's third-largest economy, local bankers and officials are taking unprecedented steps to stimulate the industry. Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Japan Skin Divers Eye Tourist Cash as Depopulation Hurts Growth
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