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POPULATION

EDITORIALS
Apr 15, 2017
Bleak population prospects
The government needs to focus better on upcoming demographics-related problems.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 15, 2017
Japan's population slips for sixth consecutive year but foreign residents slowing the fall
Japan's population shrank to 126.93 million last year, but the record drop in Japanese was cushioned by a record surge in foreign residents, the government says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Apr 11, 2017
Despite government reluctance, Japan's population outlook makes immigration talk inevitable
The latest forecasts for the decline in the nation's population are likely to bring forward the debate on immigration, despite the government's refusal to use the word "immigration" to describe its policies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 7, 2017
Drawing on Seattle startup revolution, Fukuoka angling to be entrepreneur hub
From the fifth-floor office of his internet startup, Kazz Watabe can see the sea bass jump in the bay as he works on his fishing website to the sound of jazz and the waves washing on the beach below.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Apr 5, 2017
How many Japanese are a bit of something else?
Even taking 1965 as a false racially pure 'year zero,' mathematics muddies the homogeneity myth.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2017
1 in 4 men, 1 in 7 women in Japan still unmarried at age 50: report
Nearly 1 in 4 men and 1 in 7 women in Japan were yet to be married at age 50 in 2015 in a clear sign that Japanese are increasingly shying away from tying the knot, a government report has showed.
EDITORIALS
Mar 26, 2017
Mixed recovery in land prices
The latest data on land prices testify to the slow progress in the government's efforts to reverse the population exodus from rural to urban areas and achieve more balanced economic growth nationally.
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2017
Japan's border islands to get ¥5 billion boon for tourism, defense
The government has earmarked ¥5 billion in increased economic assistance to 71 islands off the coast of eight prefectures, as concerns over declining populations are compounded by recurring intrusions into sovereign territory by foreign vessels.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 3, 2017
Japan's ex-top cop spearheads campaign to boost immigration
When it comes to public safety and terrorism in Japan, nobody probably knows the situation better than Takaji Kunimatsu.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 27, 2017
The threat of famine once again stalks Africa
For the past half-century Africa's population has been growing as fast or faster than its economies.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 27, 2017
15% of Japan's municipalities see economic improvement
Some 15 percent of municipal governments across Japan saw an improvement in economic conditions in their regions in the last year, slightly exceeding those seeing a deterioration, according to a recent survey by Kyodo News.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 13, 2017
Micro M&A advisers riding population trends to success
Boutique advisers specializing in micro mergers and acquisitions for mostly family-run firms are enjoying a boom as the aging, shrinking population puts the squeeze on Japan's small business landscape.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Feb 7, 2017
Regions struggling to stay viable amid Tokyo-centric population shift
Despite the central government's initiatives to reinvigorate regional economies and advance decentralization, municipalities across Japan are struggling to stem a population outflow, most prominently to Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2017
Government panel mulls limiting new universities in Tokyo in bid to halt rural depopulation
A government advisory panel on Monday began deliberations on limiting the establishment of new universities in the Tokyo area as part of the effort to prevent further population loss in regional areas.
EDITORIALS
Jan 10, 2017
Redefining the 'elderly' age
As the rapid graying of Japan's population continues, a proposal has been made to redefine the "elderly" age to be in line with people's changing perceptions as to when their golden years begin. In the face of mushrooming social security costs in an aging society, the government plans to start making...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 31, 2016
Number of new adults up slightly to 1.23 million as of New Year's Day
There will be 1.23 million people age 20, the nation's legal age of adulthood, on New Year's Day 2017, up 20,000 from a year earlier, the government said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 22, 2016
Japan's newborns projected to fall below 1 million for first time in 2016
Births in Japan this year are expected to slip below 1 million for the first time on record, government figures reveal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2016
More adults kept from leaving parents' nests in Asia by harsh economic realities
In some of Asia's biggest economies, young adults are living longer with their parents as they struggle to strike out on their own.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 3, 2016
Japan quietly accepting foreign workers — just don't call it immigration
Send us your construction workers, your care givers, your store clerks — but for a limited time only.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2016
Japan's population declines in 2015 for first time since 1920
The population stood at 127,094,745 as of Oct. 1, 2015, down 0.8 percent from the previous census.

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