Tag - depopulation

 
 

DEPOPULATION

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 15, 2023
Why East Asia’s stroller brands have started chasing fur babies too
As birthrates decline across much of the region, baby goods firms in these markets are increasingly turning their attention to the pet business.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 13, 2023
Cabinet approves Kishida's child care policies but questions remain over funding
“Depopulation is an imminent problem that cannot be shelved and affects our nation’s overall social and economic activities,” the prime minister said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Longform
Jun 12, 2023
Hunting for marriage: Inside Japan’s matchmaking crusade
As fewer people are tying the knot and the birthrate continues to fall, a range of initiatives are being made available to those who haven’t given up on love.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 2, 2023
Japan’s fertility rate matches record low as it drops for seventh consecutive year
The total fertility rate was down to 1.26 from 1.30 the year before and on par with a record low marked in 2005.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 29, 2023
Fukui launches Japan's first transport service using 'level 4' autonomous driving
Self-driving cars are expected to serve as a means of transportation for elderly people in areas where public transportation services have decreased due to drive shortages and depopulation.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Wide Angle
May 27, 2023
Netflix's answer to finding love in the time of an aging population
Dating show “Love Village” and its cast of singles 35 years old and above offer the perfect bait to millennial audiences and show that entertainment can age up without losing its edge.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 25, 2023
Japanese firms feel 'sense of crisis' over falling birthrate
Of nearly 500 major companies surveyed, 94% said they felt a sense of crisis when asked about the fall in annual births in 2022.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 22, 2023
An economic Hail Mary for China’s new premier, Li
Just as a baker cannot make bread without enough flour, China’s new premier, Li Qiang, cannot deliver growth without enough labor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
May 22, 2023
Hiroshima firms attract new workers and nurture young talent
Securing human resources is a regional challenge, but some companies have devised clever ways to lure young workers.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
May 8, 2023
'In Nojiri, I have never felt like a foreigner'
Secluded and serene, the summer spot for many expat families faces challenges that aren't unique to other rural townships in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2023
Japan's child population falls for 42nd straight year to new record low
The number of children age 14 or younger — including foreign nationals — was 14.35 million as of April 1, down by around 300,000 from a year earlier.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 4, 2023
Why Europe can’t solve its mass migration problem
The arc of human misery on its doorsteps is made worse by evil people like Russia's Yevgeny Prigozhin and his Wagner Group.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 30, 2023
Workers needed for Japan's tsunami-hit farmland
One-third of disaster-afflicted farmers have quit agriculture. The pace of leaving the business is faster than what was expected before the disasters.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Apr 29, 2023
China weighs giving single women IVF access to stem population decline
Concerned about China's first population drop in six decades, government advisers have proposed that single and unmarried women should have access to egg freezing and IVF treatment.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Apr 28, 2023
Japan tries to confront its ever-shrinking population
Most developed economies are experiencing similar demographic declines. Japan is merely leading the charge.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2023
Foreign residents projected to make up 10% of Japan’s shrinking population in 2070
Japan’s population has been in decline since 2009, after peaking the year before at 128 million, and the downward trend is likely to continue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2023
Kishida on demographics, defense and disparity
In an exclusive interview, Prime Minister Kishida addresses the foreign and domestic issues that loom large, from the war in Ukraine to his promotion of “new capitalism” in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 11, 2023
Calls grow for drastic steps to address Japan's sliding birthrate
The number of babies born in the country in 2022 dropped below 800,000 more than a decade sooner than the government had estimated.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2023
School closures continue as Japan’s population declines
As Japan's birthrate drops quicker than expected, more schools in rural areas are closing their doors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 4, 2023
As Japan grays, young Indonesians train to fill caregiver vacancies
According to estimates, only about 130,000 of the 340,000 vacancies on a Japanese government program to employ foreigners with special skills, in sectors like caregiving, have been filled.

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