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POPULATION

Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 12, 2018
Japan population declines at fastest pace yet, with only Tokyo seeing significant growth
While the country's rapidly graying demographics again headlined the internal affairs ministry's latest census, the annual report also highlighted the fact that only the Tokyo area is seeing significant population growth, due primarily to an influx of younger people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2018
Aging Japan: Akita Prefecture provides glimpse of country's graying future
On a recent weekday morning, a group of men in their 70s and 80s gathered for baseball practice just down the road from a junior high school where students were arriving to start the day.
EDITORIALS
Jun 26, 2018
Fill the gap in nursing care workers
Action must be taken now to ensure the supply of nursing care workers meets the rapidly rising demand.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 19, 2018
Reversing Japan's demographic nosedive
Many steps can be taken to boost the shrinking population.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 19, 2018
What's so good about Japan's demography?
The nation's labor force is shrinking, educated and dedicated — attributes that match the needs of a knowledge-based economy
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2018
Japan's Diet enacts law to promote use of unclaimed land
The Diet enacts a new law to promote the use of unclaimed land in the public interest as more properties are expected to become available amid a decreasing population.
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2018
Births sink to record low of 946,060 as deaths surge and marriage dims
Births sank to record low of 946,060 in 2017 as deaths surged and marriages sank, government data show.
COMMENTARY / World
May 30, 2018
Making the most of Asia's aging populations
With the right policies, Asian economies can mitigate the risks of this demographic trend and capitalize on their 'silver dividend' to become more productive, resilient and dynamic than ever.
JAPAN / Society
May 21, 2018
Japan's social benefit costs to balloon 50% by fiscal 2040
As the nation grays, the cost of covering pensions and health care will rise from u00a5121.3 trillion this year to around u00a5190 trillion in fiscal 2040, the government says.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2018
Japan's Financial Services Agency to allow banks to shut on weekdays
The Financial Services Agency plans to allow banks to shut on weekdays by easing a regulation covering the days they can stay closed.
EDITORIALS
May 8, 2018
Administrative services amid the falling population
As the nation's population declines, the government should promote deregulation to give municipalities more freedom to outsource their administrative services to local businesses and civic groups.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2018
Japan's child population shrinks to 15.53 million, setting another record low
The number of children in Japan fell for the 37th consecutive year to yet another record low, signaling that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to combat the low birthrate are still wanting.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Apr 14, 2018
Japan faces up to the prospect of losing a middle-class war
Modern middle-class life, you could reasonably argue, generates more happiness among more people than any other ever conceived. It has been extravagantly derided — as bourgeois, soulless, spiritless, narrow, boring, mindlessly acquisitive and so on. But back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2018
Japan's population shrinks for seventh consecutive year as it falls to 126.70 million
Japan's population fell for a seventh consecutive year in 2017, with people 65 or over accounting for a record 27.7 percent of the total, government data showed Friday.
EDITORIALS
Apr 3, 2018
Act on daunting demographic challenge
An estimate by the nation's leading demographics institute serves as a reminderto the nation of the threat many municipalities face as their populations shrink.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 30, 2018
Estimate predicts that by 2045, population will drop everywhere except in Tokyo
Japan's population will fall everywhere except in Tokyo by 2045 and even growth in the capital will likely be marginal, according to a government estimate released Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 22, 2018
Nagoya and Gifu national universities to consider merging operations as student populations shrink
Nagoya University and Gifu University said Thursday they will consider merging their operations amid a fall in the student population, to create what could be the first national university operator in the country to run multiple schools.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2018
Tokyo area sees net population inflow for 22nd year in a row
The number of people who moved into the greater Tokyo area exceeded that of people moving out by 119,779 in 2017, marking a net population inflow for the 22nd straight year, the internal affairs ministry said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 29, 2018
Japan's three structural challenges
To ensure its future prosperity, Japan must resolve its demographic, productivity and fiscal dilemmas.
BUSINESS
Jan 29, 2018
Japan's rural regions turn to 'sharing economy' to offer residents valuable services
Business practices collectively known as the "sharing economy" are offering new ways for local and prefectural governments to address problems such as aging populations and scarce job opportunities.

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