When my fellow JET told me this story, I decided it was worth sharing:
Sensei: "So Jooji san, next week you will go to the kindergarten with the first years in order to promote population growth"
Nara JET: "Heh?"
Sensei: "The government says if the students enjoy playing with the kids, they may want to reproduce more"
Nara JET: "Why not just give students free wine? That'd solve everything."
Sensei: "Good idea, but I think they might prefer...er...shochu." (distilled sake)
Nara JET: "I doubt the flavor's the biggest problem but sure, let's get on it."