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posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 5 months ago in Gaijin

A western Japanese city has unveiled a new plan to urge more foreigners to move there to halt the decline in its population.

Akitakata City is located in a mountainous area in Hiroshima Prefecture. It has a population of 29,000, down about 1,700 from 5 years ago.

Experts say Akitakata is the first Japanese city to promote the settlement of foreign nationals as part of measures to tackle the problem of a falling population.