Population dips in Tokyo area as people move out, a trend experts believe will continue

As part of a push to revive rural regions, the government is offering resettlement packages of up to 1 million yen.
As part of a push to revive rural regions, the government is offering resettlement packages of up to 1 million yen.PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO - More people left Tokyo than moved into the bustling Japanese capital in recent months, a trend that experts believe will continue with the rising adoption of telework.

This comes as the pull of over-concentrated Tokyo loosens with the capital being the epicentre of Japan's Covid-19 outbreak. The city has a rolling seven-day average of 170 cases as of Saturday (Oct 10).

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