Japan Is Offering Families a Hefty Sum to Leave Tokyo

Japan Slowly Recovers From Coronavirus Outbreak

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Japan is so crowded that officials are offering people money to leave. 

The government of Japan is offering 1 million yen ($7,700) per child to families in the Tokyo metropolitan area if they move to less-populated areas.

In Tokyo, the number of people moving into the city outnumbered those leaving by up to 80,000 each year before the Covid pandemic.

Japan has long struggled with low birth rates and long life expectancy, and has seen deaths outnumber births in recent years.

The government has allowed single parents or couples with children to receive 300,000 yen ($2,300) per child if they relocated.

How much would it take for you to relocate?

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