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DEPOPULATION

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ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Dec 21, 2021
China bill would ban employers asking about pregnancy status
Gender discrimination is already illegal, but current laws are vague, and Beijing seeks to ease pressure on working women as the birth rate declines.
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CULTURE / Books
Dec 5, 2021
Alex Kerr sounded an alarm 25 years ago. Did Japan listen?
On the anniversary of his breakout book u2018Lost Japan,' the author finds reasons for hope in some rural towns.
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COMMENTARY / World
Oct 20, 2021
America’s superstar cities aren’t what they used to be
The 10 biggest U.S. cities, while large and growing, now account for less than 7.9% of the country's population.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Sep 13, 2021
Three years after Hokkaido quake, hard-hit communities facing depopulation
Their homes destroyed, older residents moved into town, but the outlook is bleak despite revitalization efforts.
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COMMENTARY / World
Aug 6, 2021
China’s demographic manipulation
Officially, China's demographic situation was nothing to be alarmed about. But less than a month after the census was released, Beijing suspiciously loosened the family-planning rules.
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JAPAN
Jul 12, 2021
A deserted Akita town offers a glimpse of Japan's demographic future
A lack of jobs is causing younger people to move away, which results in stores and other industries losing business and leaves mainly the retired population.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jun 7, 2021
China’s three-child policy won’t help
But a below-replacement fertility rate is only one part of China's demographic problem. A second issue is the sheer size of its older population.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
May 29, 2021
Can a celebrity wedding set the mood for romance?
Yui Aragaki and Gen Hoshino announced they will be getting married, proving the idea that you can't find romance after 30 is an outdated one.
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BUSINESS / FOCUS
May 12, 2021
China bets on productivity over population to drive its economy
China's total population could peak in the next few years, spurring profound changes for the world's second-biggest economy.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Apr 24, 2021
In COVID-19's wake, Japan faces a bleaker future
A 'baby shock' now threatens Japan, according to one journalist. Meanwhile, older residents could be shipped off to China?
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COMMENTARY / World
Mar 29, 2021
China’s accelerating fertility crisis
China has always been cautious about loosening family-planning rules. But, if it is to sustain its economic dynamism in the decades to come, it must work hard to expand its labor force.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 16, 2021
Last three schoolchildren on Nokdo beach trace South Korea's arc to demographic crisis
South Korea has become the world's fastest-graying society with the lowest birth rate anywhere in 2020, according to the World Bank.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jan 23, 2021
Wisdom often fails the test of time
One generation's knowledge is the next generation's folly.
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LIFE
Oct 8, 2020
Semiautonomous vehicle breathes life into remote Akita village
As part of a government program, the village of Kamikoani in Akita Prefecture is benefiting from some modern public transport.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Sep 25, 2020
Rules on buying farmland eased in rural Hiroshima amid depopulation
Smaller plots are being made available in a bid to attract younger people from the cities to the countryside.
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BUSINESS
Sep 19, 2020
As COVID-19 persists, Japan looks to send in the robots
A new wave of service machines has emerged amid the coronavirus pandemic to help maintain safety and social distancing.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jul 22, 2020
Toward a less crowded planet
There is reason to hope that the global population could drop to 4 or 5 billion by 2200.
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JAPAN / Society
Jul 18, 2020
Call of the wild: The challenges of rural migration in Japan
The surge in new COVID-19 cases in urban areas has had some residents weighing opportunities in more isolated communities. But what sort of life can they expect?
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EDITORIALS
Jun 25, 2020
Time to do something about overpopulated Tokyo
The COVID-19 crisis should prompt renewed action to address the overconcentration of people and business in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
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BUSINESS
May 5, 2020
Japan to launch model project for land banks to manage plots left unused
The land ministry will begin a model project for so-called land banks this fiscal year, aiming to appropriately manage land plots that are left unused and find new ways to utilize them through regional cooperation.

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