The Japanese government has offered to pay 1 million yen (over 1.7 million Pakistani rupees) per child to any family that leaves Greater Tokyo.
The aim of the move is to reduce the population of the Japanese capital and its suburbs and increase the number of people in other regions.
Earlier in April 2022, the Japanese government had announced to give 300,000 yen per person to families leaving Tokyo and settling in other regions, but now it has been dramatically increased.
Tokyo’s population declined for the first time in 2022, partly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but policymakers believe it is necessary to reduce the city’s population and resettle people in other regions of the country.
1 million yen per child will be given to families who leave Tokyo and settle in other parts of Japan.
Tokyo’s 1,300 local councils have joined the scheme and officials hope it will help change people’s attitudes towards quality of life.
Families participating in the scheme will have to move outside of Greater Tokyo, although they can also move to mountainous areas bordering the city.
Similarly, they have to spend at least 5 years in their new homes while one family member has to get a job in a new place, work from home while maintaining an old job or start a business in a new area. .
Such a family will have to return the money given by the government if they return to Tokyo before 5 years.
It should be noted that Greater Tokyo is the largest urban area in the world with a population of more than 3.5 million.
For this scheme, 50 percent of the money will be given by the central government and the rest by the local bodies.