The nation’s birthrate in 2001 is expected to hit a record low of 9.3 births per 1,000 people, according to a government survey released Monday.
The number of newborn babies is expected to reach 1,175,000, down 16,000 from the year before. Japan’s birthrate came in second-lowest in a comparison with other industrialized countries, according to the survey.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.