Japan population shrinks by one million census confirms

New census figures in Japan show the population has shrunk by nearly one million in the past five years, in the first decline registered since 1920.

Japan’s population is rapidly decreasing and it is reported that Japan has lost nearly a million people over the last half-decade. It is hard to believe and overwhelming to hear that.

Yet Japan is known for its resistance to the immigration. Japanese government has certainly done something to motivate Japanese women to give more births.

But obviously, something is not working.

The United Nations estimates show that Japan’s population will fall to 83 million by the end of the century.

One-quarter of Japanese are now over 65, and that percentage is expected to reach 40 percent by 2060. (NY times)


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