Mar 2, 2016

Crunching the census numbers

The latest census confirms that the population is on the decline, and the government needs to get cracking on ways to keep the nation viable in the decades to come.

Census first to confirm shrinking of population

Feb 26, 2016

Census first to confirm shrinking of population

A census has confirmed the hard reality long ago signaled by shuttered shops and abandoned villages across the country: The population is shrinking. The population stood at 127.1 million last fall, down 0.7 percent from 128.1 million in 2010, according to results of the ...

Japan's 2020 problem: life after the Olympics

Feb 10, 2016

Japan's 2020 problem: life after the Olympics

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Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. On the face of it, hosting the Olympics is a big ...