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Overconcentration in Tokyo Unchanged over Decade: Govt

Overconcentration in Tokyo Unchanged over Decade: Govt

   Tokyo, June 10 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government reported Monday that the sweeping trends of the country's population decline and excess concentration of population in Tokyo have not changed over the past decade.
   The report was made at the day's meeting of the Council for the Realization of the Vision for a Digital Garden City Nation, 10 years after efforts by state and local governments to revitalize regional economies went into full swing.
   Also in the report, the central government called for the creation of regions attractive to women and young people as well as countermeasures against the falling birthrate. It emphasized population increases in several municipalities, thanks to the promotion of relocations and the creation of jobs.
   While appreciating increased interest among the public in moving to rural areas, the government cited growth in Tokyo's net population inflow over the 10 years and stressed the need to take seriously the severe situation of rural areas.
   It pledged to tackle the overconcentration in Tokyo through regional development from the perspectives of women and young generations, promote measures against the declining birthrate, support local governments and use digital technologies.

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