Sep 29, 2014

The population downtrend

Japan's demographic woes continue as January-June figures indicate that the number of deaths will likely outnumber births at a pace faster than in the previous year.

Jul 2, 2013

Services for depopulated areas

As the population in Japan's countryside rapidly declines, an advisory body to the prime minister proposes intercity cooperation to maintain public services.

May 3, 2011

Mental care for children

Many schools in areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami have started the new school year. Some schools, though, have no choice except to begin classes in early May because school buildings were damaged or were being used as temporary shelters for ...