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The statistics are out. In 2019, the population of the Tokyo area, including Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa, increased by over 148,000 (148,783, to be precise). This may seem surprising to those used to reading cynical news about Japan’s decreasing population, which is true, but doesn’t show the whole picture. Rural-urban migration, as well as more immigration than before, is happening, resulting in some prefectures increasing in population. This was the sixth straight year in...