Japanese town will give you 20 million yen for having your third kid there in birth-boosting plan

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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And if you have another kid after that? Another 20 million yen.

Japan’s birthrate has been slumping for decades, and while anyone packed into a crowded Tokyo commuter train might momentarily be fine with the concept of fewer people, long-term it presents problems for Japan’s pension, health insurance, and other social welfare and economic systems.

Because of that, both the national and local governments are constantly investigating new initiatives to encourage people to start cranking out more kids, and the latest plan from the city of Sado, Niigata Prefecture, is to give parents 20 million yen (US$181,800) for

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