PARIS (Kyodo) The government will explore setting up a children’s fund modeled after France’s family allocations system, which finances many of its child-rearing support measures, Mizuho Fukushima, minister in charge of measures to deal with the low birthrate, said Monday.

Fukushima floated the idea during a visit to France, where the system is credited with contributing to a recovery in the birthrate, after talks with her French counterpart, Xavier Darcos.

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