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Number of new Japanese adults up slightly on New Year's Day

National Dec 31, 2018

Number of new Japanese adults up slightly on New Year's Day

The number of Japanese aged 20, the legal age of adulthood, on New Year's Day will be 1.25 million, up 20,000 from a year earlier, according to a government estimate released Monday. But new adults will make up only 0.99 percent of the total population ...

Let's discuss the soaring birthrates in developing nations

Language | MORNING ENGLISH Nov 19, 2018

Let's discuss the soaring birthrates in developing nations

AFP-JIJI This week's featured article Soaring birthrates in developing nations are fueling a global baby boom but women in dozens of richer countries aren't producing enough children to maintain population levels there, according to figures released Friday. A global overview of birth, death and disease rates ...