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About 400,000 hectares (988,421 acres) of farmland throughout Japan have been abandoned over the years. That is roughly 10% of the the nation's 4.5 million hectares of farmland.
As a means of combating this, the fixed asset tax rate on abandoned land is going to be doubled. Because the current rate is so low, farmers - or relatives of - often have no incentive to sell.
Source: Yomiuri Shinbun
Gun murders per 100,000 residents:
United Kingdom: 0.07
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