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Population decline leads village to have smallest assembly in Japan

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Population decline leads village to have smallest assembly in Japan

But....

It will be the smallest represented village in Japan alongside the village of Kitadaito in Okinawa Prefecture.

Which means the title is just to "grab" headlines as the "smallest" has already been taken by KitaDaito, but seeing as this village is in mainland, it's gotta take precedence over anything that comes first here in Okinawa!

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the smallest assembly in the country, represented by only five members, it said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the nation's declining population

This is mainly caused by rural exodus not the declining population.

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This town does make for a great obscure trivia question: what is Japan's only exclave, or landlocked island not attached to its prefecture? Why that's an easy one! Kitayama village, Wakayama.

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And the number of representatives remain the same in parliament? One representative gets ¥5,000,0000 a month, a month to represent a constituent that earns that a year, if they are lucky. Things are way way out of whack.

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And the number of representatives remain the same in parliament? One representative gets ¥5,000,0000 a month, a month to represent a constituent that earns that a year, if they are lucky. Things are way way out of whack.

I have no idea where you get that number from but it is TOTALLY false! I wonder where people pull these outlandish numbers from!

Members of the national Diet have on average a yearly salary of ¥22,000,000 with semi-annual bonuses and other benefits depending upon positions with the Diet. Which comes out to about ¥1,800,000 per month,.

They are paid, on average, the same as a middle to upper management salaryman here in Japan.

And for comparison here, basically speaking the salary for a village assembly member in Japan is ¥ 200,000 for the chairperson, ¥ 170,000 for the vice chairperson, and ¥ 150,000 for ordinary village members of the assembly!

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Perhaps the question should be why 440 people need six representatives who will all be on a stipend. That is a far too complicated and costly way to run local government.

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