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Tokyo City Hall is developing a dating app to encourage marriage and childbirth

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2024
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TOKYO (AP) — Called “Tokyo Futari Story,” the city hall’s new site is just that: An effort to create couples, “futari,” in a country where it is increasingly common to be “hitori,” or alone. A mobile app is under development, with hopes to offer it later this year, a city official said Thursday. Marriage is on the decline in Japan, where the birth rate has nose-dived for years. Details are still undecided. City hall declined comment on Japanese media reports that said confirmation of identity and tax records will be...

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