Tag - population



Mar 31, 2016
Half-hearted decentralization effort
The poor results of the Abe administration's attempt to move national government functions out of Tokyo cast doubts as to how serious the administration is about pursuing its much-hyped policy of revitalizing regional economies by creating more jobs outside the capital.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2016
Life good, clean, prosperous in Japan's backup capital of Osaka in 2060
Imagine, if you will, Japan in 2060.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2016
School principal defends controversial remarks about women and childbirth
A public school principal who recently made controversial remarks calling on women to bear and raise children rather than pursue careers defended his words Tuesday, saying he has not directly heard any complaints from students or parents.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2016
Japan sees record high number of foreign residents: Justice Ministry
The number of foreign residents reaches an all-time high in 2015 at 2.23 million, according to the Justice Ministry.
Mar 2, 2016
Crunching the census numbers
The latest census confirms that the population is on the decline, and the government needs to get cracking on ways to keep the nation viable in the decades to come.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 26, 2016
Census confirms population shrinkage, vote-value disparities
The 2015 census is the first to confirm Japan is shrinking, but it also shows why the value of people's votes is being warped nationwide.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2016
Japan and its birth rate: the beginning of the end or just a new beginning?
Despite demographic doomsayers, Japan could be ripe for a gender revolution that boosts its birth rate.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2016
Promise of clever children in year of monkey may boost births in China
Those born in the year of the monkey are said to be crafty, clever and charming. That has spurred some couples in China to delay parenthood until the less-auspicious sheep year ends — a balm for companies offering fertility products and obstetric services.
Jan 16, 2016
Coming of Age Day reflections
Coming of Age day should be an opportunity for everyone in Japan to reflect on the meaning and importance of adulthood.
Jan 13, 2016
2015 census saw populations fall in disaster-hit Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate prefectures
The populations of three northeastern prefectures hit hard by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami logged declines in the 2015 national census, preliminary results of the survey conducted every five years showed Tuesday.
Jan 8, 2016
Prep for China's two-child consumption engine
China's abolition of its one-child policy is going to have a profound impact on the country's economy.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2016
Government weighs immigration to maintain population, boost workforce
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September announced administrative measures seeking to maintain a population of at least 100 million people over the next 50 years with a target of significantly raising the fertility rate to 1.8.
Jan 5, 2016
Social engineering backfires on graying China
China's powerful bureaucrats are finding that human behavior cannot be fully controlled or predicted.
Jan 4, 2016
Curbing growth is key to achieving food security
To ensure global food security for all, we need to recognize our limitations.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2016
Options available to mitigate dangers of living alone with dementia
At first glance, it's hard to tell what's wrong with Keiko Sawada. As casual exchanges continue, however, it becomes increasingly clear the former bar hostess has serious memory problems.
Jan 1, 2016
Slightly more babies born last year in Japan, but population suffers net loss of almost 300,000
There were 1,008,000 babies born in Japan in 2015, up 4,000 from a year earlier, the health ministry said Thursday. It was the first increase since 2010.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2015
Number of new adults at record-equal low of 1.21 million on New Year's Day
The number of people aged 20 years old, the legal age of adulthood in Japan, is set to reach an record-equal low of 1.21 million on New Year's Day, government statistics showed Thursday.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2015
Japan's population dilemma, in a single-occupancy nutshell
It's not your typical futuristic city. But if you want to see what Tokyo and the rest of Japan will soon look like, the Takashimadaira housing complex in northern Tokyo's Itabashi Ward may be the place to visit.
Dec 28, 2015
2015 census finds record population drop in tsunami-hit area
Twelve coastal municipalities in Iwate Prefecture hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami saw a record aggregate five-year drop in population, according to preliminary results of the 2015 national census.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Dec 19, 2015
Growing old, gracefully: senior citizens in the workplace
For Eiji and Kumiko Ishikawa, the working day starts as early as 5 a.m. Having loaded the requisite equipment into their van, they set off for their first job of the day, a 14-story high-rise in western Tokyo.


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