Japan too important to die off

Hermosa Beach, California

I was happy to see the June 19 editorial “Reversing the population decline.” Much more needs to be done on this critical issue. I keep reading articles in business journals about how Japan needs more female CEOs, and I think, no, what Japan needs is more mothers.

Japanese culture is too distinctive and important to allow it to fade away. Yet, I meet many childless Japanese couples who seem passive and reconciled to population decline and ultimate extinction. This is madness. It is not too late to turn things around and I hope the Japanese can do it.

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joel t. smith