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Population influx into Tokyo area decelerates in pandemic-hit 2020

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This is very good news, Maybe ,Housing rent would be a bit cheaper..

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Housing prices are still shockingly high, so it makes a blind bit of difference. Still more people moving into these areas than out of them. Are there many more plots of land left in Chuo-ku Tokyo to build these massive apartment blocks??? It’s already a concrete jungle

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There is very little telework in Japan. People are still forced to go to their companies almost daily! They may stay at home one or two days, but for most of Japanese workers nothing has really changed. I know of only a handful of people who are truly able to telework, and even they have to go into their offices to "hanko" stuff.

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Good.

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News is to be fresh. This is old stale news. Rehashed.

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There is very little telework in Japan. People are still forced to go to their companies almost daily! They may stay at home one or two days, but for most of Japanese workers nothing has really changed. I know of only a handful of people who are truly able to telework, and even they have to go into their offices to "hanko" stuff.

exactly. Expect contagion to increase here due to the backward way of thinking.

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Good, but still increasing. Relocating for teleworking will not make the population to increase in rural areas. Tokyo is a magnet for many with all facilities and opportunities. As in some of the rural areas, the neighborhood relationship and some moral duties make the life hard for newcomers.

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Every so often we get close-up articles about the individuals leaving the city because their job allows freelancing or because they want to try running a cafe or small-scale farming. There is nothing wrong with this, but the articles are usually written with an misleading implication that these people represent a new trend of people leaving the city. As this data shows, even after slowing, the net inflow into the greater Tokyo area was 100,000 in one year. You do not counter that with the odd person going to Gunma to open a gelato shop. Minus 100,000 young and educated people is the last thing inaka needs for its vitality.

fwiw, I left Osaka to go to Nagano twenty years ago.

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By prefecture, inflow outnumbered outflow in Shiga, Osaka, Fukuoka and Okinawa, in addition to the four in the capital region, while 39 other prefectures posted a migration loss, the data showed.

Development is quite unbalanced and divisive. The rest 39 prefectures suffer depopulation (in proportion to a rise in aged population) in varying degrees.

Tokyo or other mega-sized cities (overseas) turn me off. Feel more overwhelmed. Yet many are still drawn into Tokyo for work and education.

Many of Japan's regional cities are roughly equal to state capitals in Europe by population size and local GDP. They don't need to feel inferiority towards Tokyo or Osaka.

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Now people are beginning to understand that living in a shoebox and having no privacy is not quite worth it for a slightly higher than average salary.

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PLEASE do not use the Corona virus for excuses. It is time to admit that GO TO is the main problem.

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Maybe good news, for some bad for others...

think about it...

for 1 Million yen, out in the sticks, you can buy the same size of property that will cost you 100 Million within central Tokyo....

Now do the maths... 100 vs 1... hmmm

Now ask yourself, why are you where you are ?

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