Regarding benefits equivalent to 100,000 yen to those under the age of 18, Otaki Town, Chiba Prefecture is the only prefecture in the prefecture to provide 50,000 yen in cash, and the remaining 50,000 yen will be paid in "local currency" that can be used in the town. I decided.

Of the 54 cities, towns and villages in Chiba prefecture, 53 of the 54 cities, towns and villages in Chiba Prefecture are planning to pay the full amount in cash for benefits equivalent to 100,000 yen to those under the age of 18, but in Otaki Town, 50,000 yen is in cash and the remaining 50,000 yen. On the 27th, we decided to pay in the local currency.

A new card of the town's own electronic local currency "chiica" will be issued and will be shipped from around the end of next month, so it can be used at more than 70 stores such as retail stores and restaurants in the town.



Regarding benefits in local currency, a woman with four children from 3 years old to junior high school students said, "Honestly, cash is better, but I would like to use it for purchasing clothes and things used in nursery schools," said 3 and 5 years old. A woman with a child said, "I'm less likely to go out of town in Corona, so I think the local currency that can be used at shops in the town is good."



Mayor Katsumi Iijima said, "We decided that the local currency would be good for the town to use it at local stores and revitalize the local economy without using it for savings."

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