Friday, April 13, 2007

A woman on a mission: to raise Japan's birthrate

Ikuko Juryo is an old-fashioned matchmaker in Fukui Prefecture, Japan, who really hits the bricks to bring young people together. Possibly because of Ikuko and women like her, Fukui was the only one of Japan's 47 prefectures to raise its birthrate in 2005.


—Mellow Monk


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