February 6, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the living patterns of Japanese, and the number of Japanese people from high-density cities to small suburbs has increased.
Last year, more than 400,000 people moved out of the capital Tokyo, which is another rare high data after the 1923 Kanto earthquake in Japan.
In response to this situation, the Japanese government welcomes it, because it can reduce the population density of urban areas and prevent local emptiness in Japan.
Previously, most Japanese chose to live in urban areas, mainly for the convenience of work.
After the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, as enterprises promote home-based work, commute to and from work has become a major consideration.
Japanese authorities have made a prediction that if the population of Tokyo and other urban areas continues to increase, half of Japan’s local towns will die out of uninhabited by 2040.
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has given local cities an opportunity to grow their population.
Authorities also took advantage of the hot iron strike, launching a housewarming supplement of 1 million yen (about $9,500) to encourage people to move to further areas.