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Tokyo continues to receive a net inflow of people, but in 2021 more men moved out than moved in for the first time in 25 years.

Japan's big cities act as magnet for women but repellent for men

Tokyo sees its first net outflow of men in 25 years as telework takes hold

KENTARO SHIOZAKI and YOHEI MATSUO, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- In Japan's latest demographic trend, women continue to be attracted to big cities like Tokyo while many men are leaving them in favor of telecommuting.

The capital can still boast of a net inflow of residents, but more men moved out than moved in last year for the first time in 25 years. This took place while more women came to live in the city.

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