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More than 50 percent of local governments in Japan are supporting single men and women through matchmaking and marriage seminars to help them get married, a recent Kyodo News survey showed, highlighting public efforts to curb the nation’s dwindling birthrate and depopulation.

The survey released Saturday was conducted between June and August. It also found that a total of around 376,000 people participated in matchmaking events and other related programs, resulting in 6,177 couples getting married.

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