Shinji Fukukawa offers many valid comments and criticisms in his Dec. 9 article, “Post-Abenomics” reforms,” but of his six suggestions for reform, the first one — that Japan must repopulate — is a red herring.

I think that much of the hair- pulling and gnashing of teeth about the declining population in Japan and the economic implications are wrong. Most of the pundits, economists and specialists are still set in the metrics of old economics textbooks.

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