A man watches the cityscape of Tokyo from an observation deck on the top floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. With the new incentives, Tokyo hopes to attract 10,000 families to move out of the city in 2027. Photo: AP
A man watches the cityscape of Tokyo from an observation deck on the top floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. With the new incentives, Tokyo hopes to attract 10,000 families to move out of the city in 2027. Photo: AP
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Tokyo parents say payout of US$7,500 per child isn’t enough to entice them to rural life

  • Urban residents, though drawn to a more laid-back way of life, say cities remain the centre of education, employment and entertainment opportunities
  • Tokyo is offering families up to 1 million yen (US$7,577) for each child under 18, and a payment of up to 3 million yen, to move to the countryside

A man watches the cityscape of Tokyo from an observation deck on the top floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. With the new incentives, Tokyo hopes to attract 10,000 families to move out of the city in 2027. Photo: AP
A man watches the cityscape of Tokyo from an observation deck on the top floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. With the new incentives, Tokyo hopes to attract 10,000 families to move out of the city in 2027. Photo: AP
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