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11/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Japan Tackles Low Birth Rate By Offering Families Cash For Kids

TOKYO, Japan �" In the country with the lowest birth rate in the world, the newly empowered Democratic Party of Japan has proposed a solution: pay to procreate.

As part of the manifesto that helped the DPJ rout the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party in last month's election, families will receive 26,000 yen (about $280) per month for each child through junior high school.

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