Tag - depopulation

 
 

DEPOPULATION

Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2022
The little trains that could: Japan's rural railways keep chugging on
With savvy marketing, Choshi Electric Railway somehow gets back on track.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 20, 2022
Japan's births set to fall below 800,000 in 2022, hitting a new all-time low
Unless trends change this year, the annual total of newborns in the world's third-largest economy is on track to hit around 770,000, compared to last year's 811,604.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 20, 2022
Japan approves use of highly autonomous 'level-4' self-driving vehicles from April '23
Limited adoption of the automated vehicles intended to lead to the technology's use in unmanned bus services in regions with falling populations and in self-driving delivery robots.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Longform
Dec 19, 2022
Downsizing death: Japan's funeral industry at a crossroads
The death care business is rethinking the services it offers in response to soaring bookings and sagging revenue in a rapidly aging nation
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 5, 2022
Japan approves urban drone flights outside visible range
To ensure safe flight, the government will require operators to obtain a license issued under a newly launched system and have their drones inspected and approved.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Smart Countryside
Dec 1, 2022
Is it a bus or a taxi? For some small Japanese towns, the answer is both
Hybrid mobility services are helping cater to Japan's older citizens, many of whom live in areas where traditional forms of public transport are lacking.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 1, 2022
Pressure grows for talks on future of Japan's struggling regional railways
With people living near loss-making train lines concerned about their possible scrapping, operators will need to consider their perspective in presenting plans, pundits say.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Longform
Nov 28, 2022
Wood spirits: How Japan made the world’s first liquor from trees
History is being made by a technology that may help aging rural populations, reinvigorate the nation's struggling forestry sector and shake up the global alcohol industry in unforeseen ways.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 18, 2022
Workers will keep their power in the job market despite recession fears, study says
While fears of a recession may temporarily put a freeze on hiring, the study says that over the long-term, the market is likely to skew toward job-seekers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: An autumnal spectacle of light and shadow
Artworks in abandoned houses play with the natural light found on the islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: The art of loss brings lesser-known islands to life
Honjima, Takamijima, Awashima and Ibukijima open for the fall season of Setouchi Triennale 2022.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2022
Record low number of young singles in Japan plan to marry, survey says
About 81% of men and 84% of women between the ages of 18 and 34 who have never married said they intend to tie the knot at some point.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 13, 2022
Japan’s top refiner is gearing up for the oil industry’s decline
Eneos Holdings has an outline for fusing operations but is still discussing which of its refineries to shutter when, the firm's president has said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Sep 1, 2022
China marriages dive to record low as population pressures mount
The drop in marriages — along with a plummeting birth rate — is likely attributable to a decline in the population of young people.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 31, 2022
South Korea to triple baby payments in bid to tackle fertility crisis
A plan to provide a monthly stipend to every family with a newborn is Seoul's latest move to address the world's lowest fertility rate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2022
Japanese population in Tokyo area marks first ever drop
The population of Japanese people in Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa decreased by 34,498, or 0.10%, from a year before.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Longform
Aug 1, 2022
Inside Japan's happiest town
A shrinking community that was fading into obscurity is now considered the nation's happiest town. What's the secret behind the smiles in Hatoyama, Saitama?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 29, 2022
JR East reports ¥70 billion loss on local railways
The company hopes to promote talks with local authorities and other relevant parties in areas along the loss-making sections as it reviews whether the services should continue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2022
Japan to review operations of lesser-used train lines
Many regional train lines have suffered steep drops in passengers, reflecting falling populations in areas along the lines and an increase in the number of car users.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 22, 2022
The fertility crisis started in Japan, but it won’t stay here
A declining population and plummeting fertility rate isn't a unique Japanese phenomenon. All rich countries will contend with this crisis.

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