Japan’s million-yen idea to tackle demographic decline

Government to triple financial subsidy to tempt families away from Tokyo

A busy street in Tokyo filled with people
A ‘magnet for economic activity’, Tokyo has attracted younger people from rural areas
(Image credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)

Japan’s government will pay families three times more to leave Tokyo and relocate to less densely populated regions of the country.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us