Japan is Paying Families $7,600 Per Child to Move Out of Tokyo

Decades of migration have hollowed out Japan’s rural areas as young people move to major cities. Meanwhile, Tokyo’s population has swollen to over 35 million. The city already offers a 300,000 yen ($2,280) relocation payment per child. From April 2023, it’s increasing that to 1 million yen ($7,600) per child. A family of 4 could gain 5 million yen ($37,900) a year in total benefits. The purpose is to revitalize smaller towns and villages and ease pressure on the world's biggest city.