Japan is Giving Homes Away for Free Amid Surplus of Vacant ‘Ghost’ Houses
Four years ago, Naoko and Takayuki Ida were given a house. For free. It's a spacious, two-story home nestled amid trees on a winding country road in the small town of Okutama, in Tokyo prefecture. Before moving, the couple and their children -- two teenagers and a 5-year-old -- were all living with Naoko's parents.