Japan’s government could pay people $27,000 to move away from Tokyo

Japan’s government is considering a new way to get people to consider life outside Tokyo: Pay them to leave.

According to (link in Japanese) a report by national broadcaster NHK today (Nov. 22), the government is mulling giving as much as 3 million yen ($27,000) to people who decide to relocate from the 23 wards of Tokyo and find jobs elsewhere, starting in the next fiscal year.

Tokyo and the greater metropolitan area surrounding the capital, with a total population of some 38 million,...

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