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A city suffering from population decline has attracted nationwide attention through its promotion video, which has had over a million views on YouTube.

The city of Kobayashi in Miyazaki Prefecture created a promotion video — “N’da-mo-shita’n Kobayashi,” which means “What a surprise” in English — to join a contest hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as part of the government’s regional revitalization policy aimed at encouraging people to move to the countryside.

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