Tag - birthrate



Japan Times
Jun 7, 2019
Number of newborns in Japan fell to record low while population dropped faster than ever in 2018
The rapidly aging country posted the largest margin of decrease in its population at 444,085 since comparable data became available in 1899.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2018
Number of babies born in Japan in 2018 lowest since records began; population decline the highest
The figures reveal the difficulty of the governmentu2019s goal of raising the total fertility rate amid the population decline.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 14, 2018
Tokyo still world's largest city but Delhi forecast to pass it in 10 years
For now, Tokyo is still the world's largest city with 37 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, according to data released by the United Nations.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2018
Reversing Japan's demographic nosedive
Many steps can be taken to boost the shrinking population.
Jun 1, 2018
Births sink to record low of 946,060 as deaths surge and marriage dims
Births sank to record low of 946,060 in 2017 as deaths surged and marriages sank, government data show.
Japan Times
May 4, 2018
Japan's child population shrinks to 15.53 million, setting another record low
The number of children in Japan fell for the 37th consecutive year to yet another record low, signaling that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to combat the low birthrate are still wanting.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Apr 11, 2017
Despite government reluctance, Japan's population outlook makes immigration talk inevitable
The latest forecasts for the decline in the nation's population are likely to bring forward the debate on immigration, despite the government's refusal to use the word "immigration" to describe its policies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 10, 2017
Japan's population projected to plunge to 88 million by 2065
The population of Japan is expected to plunge to 88.08 million in 2065, a roughly 30 percent fall from the 2015 level, according to a government-affiliated research institute.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2017
Japan suffers from the grand illusion of prosperity
There are so many reasons to hate your job, if you're lucky enough to have one. The top four, according to Spa! magazine, are: stagnant salaries; a sense of being underappreciated and underevaluated; an overriding, unfocused anxiety; and a lost sense of purpose.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2016
China could further ease childbirth curbs, says government think tank
China might further relax, or even scrap, restrictions on childbirth to avoid a "low birthrate trap," an influential government think tank has said, as the country debates how to avert a demographic time bomb.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 17, 2016
Eggs of woman in 20s frozen in Urayasu in Japan's first city-funded program
Under the first such program in Japan subsidized by a local government to address the nation's low birthrate, a hospital in Chiba Prefecture has frozen the eggs of a woman in her 20s to preserve them for future pregnancy, the hospital said.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 10, 2016
Chiba municipality to offer young women subsidies to freeze their eggs
Urayasuu2019s groundbreaking subsidy plan to improve the nationu2019s birthrate may offset roughly 80 percent of the cost of freezing healthy womenu2019s eggs.
May 29, 2016
Japan won't go quietly into the night as population falls
For a nation that rebuilt itself from the ashes of war, the modern challenge of repopulation should surely not prove impossible.
Nov 19, 2015
Japan's population problem
Japan's political and business leaders appear to be taking an ostrich-like approach to the severe demographic challenges that lie ahead.
Nov 14, 2015
Taking a closer look at the child poverty rate
Finding relationships between poverty and academic performance requires a nuanced approach.
Nov 2, 2015
Beijing scraps the one-child policy
The one-child policy may be gone in China, but the the one-child mentality remains.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 29, 2015
Abe convenes panel to tackle low birthrate, aging population
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has tasked the panel of intellectuals and Cabinet members with providing ideas to overcome the demographics conundrum.
Oct 22, 2015
Finding the right approach to sex education
Sex education in both Japanese and U.S. schools can stand a great deal of improvement.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 9, 2015
Abe counts on Kato to reverse sliding birthrate, labor exodus in aging Japan
Prime Minister Abe is counting on his new minister in charge of population decline to inspire imitators. Heu2019s a father of four.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 8, 2015
Women's group pressures Suga to retract birthrate-related remark
The group is demanding the government's top spokesman retract a remark in which he said that giving birth is a "form of contribution to the nation."


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