Affairs / Urbanism

Yubari: Ghost town

Featuring the haunting photographs of Shinichi Ito, our Asia bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, reports from Yubari, the Japanese coal city that lost 90 per cent of its residents after its mines closed and the city councillors went on a disastrous spending spree.

Fiona Wilson
Aleksander Solum
Shinichi Ito

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