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Some general coverage from Nippon.com of adoption issues in Japan: Source 1, Source 2. I also made use of some info from: Hayes, Peter and Toshie Habu. Adoption in Japan: Comparing Policies for Children in Need
World Bank info on the rural population of Japan
Seko, Miki. “Housing Finance in Japan.” In Housing Markets in the US and Japan, ed. Yukio Noguchi and James Poterba.
Jacob, Frank. “Secret Societies in Japan and Preparation for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05)” Diacronie 8 No 28 (December, 2016).