Driving schools, confronted with a falling birthrate and fewer young people seeking to get behind the wheel, are pulling out all the stops to attract customers, including manicuring services for women and free day care centers.

A woman wearing a “yukata” summer kimono greets customers in the lobby of the Musashi-Sakai Driving School in the Tokyo suburb of Musashino. One of the most popular schools in the metropolis, it turns 50 next year.

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