I read about an interesting offer. Aichi Prefecture will pay people to move from Tokyo to Aichi.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and while there is much to do and see in Tokyo, it is also the most crowded and expensive place in Japan to live. Aichi Prefecture is launching the Aichi Migration Support Project. This project pays people to relocate from Tokyo to Aichi. Singles will be given 600,000 yen and families with two or more members will receive 1,000,000 yen.
In order to qualify for the one time moving grant, people must have lived/worked in one of Tokyo's 23 wards for at least five years and intend to live in one of 49 cities in Aichi for at least five years. Those living elsewhere in Tokyo or Kanagawa, Saitama or Chiba prefectures who commute to work in one of Tokyo's 23 wards are also eligible.
To give an example of the difference in the cost of living, the average cost of a 50-square meter apartment in Tokyo is 129,727 yen a month, while the same size apartment in Aichi averages just 74,530 yen.
What do you think? Would you make the move if you lived in Tokyo?