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Aji, a small town in Kagawa Prefecture, has taken the step of organizing “omiai,” or introductions for prospective marriage partners, for its residents to deal with a dwindling population.

Aji is one of a number of municipalities that face a declining population. While some have turned to organizing parties for singles, the town’s marriage introduction service is “rare,” said Hiroko Yoshii of the town’s general affairs and planning division.

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