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東京(とうきょう)への通学費(つうがくひ)補助(ほじょ) 地(ち)方(ほう)から東(とう)京(きょう)だけに人口が流(なが)れる「東京一(いっ)極(きょく)集(しゅう)中(ちゅう)」が問(もん)題(だい)だと言(い)われていますが、なかなか解(かい)決(けつ)できません。そこで東京のまわりの自(じ)治(ち)体(たい)では最(さい)近(きん)、大学生が東京の大学に通(かよ)う際(さい)の通(つう)学(がく)費(ひ)を補(ほ)助(じょ)することで地(じ)元(もと)にとどまってもらう対(たい)策(さく)を打(う)ち出しています。

高(こう)校(こう)までは地元に通っていたけれど、東京の大学に合(ごう)格(かく)したので、東京に引(ひ)っ越(こ)すという人がたくさんいます。そのまま東京で就(しゅう)職(しょく)し、地元に帰(かえ)らない人も多(おお)いので、「東京の大学に合格しても、地元から通ってもらおう」と考(かんが)える自治体が増(ふ)えているのです。山(やま)梨(なし)県(けん)山梨市(し)、栃(とち)木(ぎ)県栃木市、茨(いばら)城(き)県石(いし)岡(おか)市などでこうした学生の定(てい)期(き)券(けん)代(だい)の補助を始(はじ)めています。

補助を利(り)用(よう)している学生からは「将(しょう)来(らい)は地元に貢(こう)献(けん)したい」という声(こえ)も出ていて、効(こう)果(か)は期(き)待(たい)できるかもしれません。

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The excess concentration of people in the Tokyo metropolitan area is said to be a problem that needs to be solved. But it is not easy to resolve this issue.

Municipal governments surrounding the metropolitan area have begun subsidizing the commute for students at Tokyo universities in a bid to prevent them from moving into the city to pursue their studies.

There are many people who move to Tokyo to attend university after they graduate from high schools around the country. Since many of them find jobs and remain in Tokyo after graduating from university, an increasing number of municipal governments are trying to get them to stay in their hometowns, even after they enter a Tokyo university.

Municipalities, including the cities of Yamanashi, Yamanashi Prefecture; Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture; and Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture, have begun subsidizing the commute for Tokyo university students.

The measure is expected to encourage young people to remain in their hometowns, since some of the subsidized students said they want to make a contribution to local communities in the future.

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(人(じん)口(こう)の)「東(とう)京(きょう)一(いっ)極(きょく)集(しゅう)中(ちゅう)」:excess concentration of people in the Tokyo metropolitan area

自(じ)治(ち)体(たい):municipal government

~に貢(こう)献(けん)する:make a contribution to ...

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5月17日読売 KODOMO 新聞に掲載された記事の翻訳です

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