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DEPOPULATION

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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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COMMENTARY / World
May 13, 2022
‘Invest in Kishida’? Japan needs to persuade Elon Musk first.
How can Japan's prime minister attract investors to a country that the world's richest man says will one day u2018cease to exist'?
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JAPAN
May 9, 2022
Elon Musk tweet on Japan doomed by low birthrate provokes anger — but not just at him
The flood of sarcasm and anger on Twitter was also directed at the Japanese government, which many said did little to address the issue.
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PODCAST / deep dive
Apr 27, 2022
Japan is losing people, but is it all bad?
Staff writer Alex Martin joins to discuss Japan's declining population, and why one town in Saitama thinks it's not all bad news.
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JAPAN / Society / Longform
Mar 28, 2022
For some shrinking towns in Japan, depopulation isn't all bad news
For the first time, more than half of all municipalities in Japan will be designated by the government as wholly or partially underpopulated from April 1.
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BUSINESS
Mar 14, 2022
In graying Japan, more companies are making efforts to hire elderly workers
At present, around 675,000 people age 70 or over are working, a figure that has more than doubled over the past four years.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Mar 7, 2022
Thailand bids to avert 'population crisis' as birthrate crashes
While Thailand's demographic path is similar to other Asian economies, as an emerging market relying on cheap labor, the implications are far more profound.
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JAPAN
Feb 25, 2022
Japan logged record low number of newborns in 2021 with 842,897
Meanwhile, the number of deaths was 1,452,289, up 67,745 from the year before and the highest figure since the end of World War II.
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EDITORIALS
Jan 21, 2022
An aging China poses new challenges
China's declining birth rate looks almost impossible to reverse, a trajectory with profound implications for its economic and social prospects.

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