New episode of Japanpodden on why Tokyo wants people to move to the countryside

January 26, 2023: This episode of Japanpodden focuses on why Tokyo wants people to move to the countryside.

A new Japanese film hits cinemas. Master director Hirokazu Koreeda, who last made the award-winning Shoplifters, is hailed for ‘The Good Stars’.

Also, the podcast focuses on the new relocation grant that Tokyo’s rulers are planning for this spring. The capital is overcrowded and now the idea is that families with children will receive the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of dollars in subsidies if they move to the countryside.

Japanpodden is a Swedish-language podcast about everything related to Japan. The editors are Göran Edman, Hans Rhodiner, Lars Vargö, the Head of the ISDP Stockholm Japan Center, and Jon Thunqvist.

Listen in here.
Language: Swedish