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POPULATION

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2023
Japan's child population falls for 42nd straight year to new record low
The number of children age 14 or younger — including foreign nationals — was 14.35 million as of April 1, down by around 300,000 from a year earlier.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Apr 29, 2023
China weighs giving single women IVF access to stem population decline
Concerned about China's first population drop in six decades, government advisers have proposed that single and unmarried women should have access to egg freezing and IVF treatment.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Apr 28, 2023
Japan tries to confront its ever-shrinking population
Most developed economies are experiencing similar demographic declines. Japan is merely leading the charge.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 27, 2023
Kishida's policies on children key to dealing with aging society
The government's estimates showed Japan's population continuing to decline, albeit at a slower pace thanks to a greater inflow of foreign nationals.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 26, 2023
Has India’s time come or is this just another siren song?
The announcement that India will be the world’s most populous nation unleashes the economic bulls.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2023
Foreign residents projected to make up 10% of Japan’s shrinking population in 2070
Japan’s population has been in decline since 2009, after peaking the year before at 128 million, and the downward trend is likely to continue.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 25, 2023
India to pass China this week as world's most populous nation, U.N. says
India is topping China due to both rapid growth in its own population and a decline in China's after hitting 1.426 billion last year.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 20, 2023
India's population surpasses China's, sights set on an economy to match
Economists says India needs to improve urbanization, infrastructure, labor force improvements and boosting manufacturing to cash in on its demographic dividend.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2023
India's population to surpass China's by end of June, U.N. predicts
China has generally been regarded as the world's most populous country since the fall of the Roman Empire but last year its population shrank for the first time since 1960.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2023
Japan's population falls below 125 million, shrinking for 12th straight year
The number of Japanese nationals fell by 750,000 to 122,031,000 — the largest margin of decline since comparable data was made available in 1950.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 30, 2023
Japan to face 11 million worker shortfall by 2040, study finds
The working age population is expected to rapidly decline from 2027, according to the study by independent think tank Recruit Works Institute.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2023
Fears of societal collapse prompt new push for babies in Japan
Ideas like compulsory paternity leave, canceling student debt for people who have a baby, and ¥10 million ($76,445) payouts for a third child have been thrown around in recent weeks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 27, 2023
COVID-era relocation trend may be fading despite work flexibility
The balance between those relocating to Tokyo and those leaving it widened again last year, accelerating the capital's population growth.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2023
Foreign residents in Japan hit record 3 million at end of 2022
The number of foreign residents in Japan at the end of 2022 rose 11.4% from a year before to hit a record high of 3,075,213, according to the Immigration Services Agency.
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COMMENTARY / World
Mar 10, 2023
The Chinese century is already over
China’s gap between its declining demographic and economic strength and expanding strategic ambitions now constitutes a major geopolitical risk. 
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 5, 2023
China’s big dilemma: What to do about an aging nation
Chinese policymakers must somehow implement policies to reduce the cost of raising children without crashing the economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2023
Japan’s birth rate continues to decline, plunging to new record low
The total number of births was down 5.1% to 799,728, according to preliminary data released by the health ministry.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 15, 2023
Rising seas threaten exodus on 'biblical' scale, warns U.N. head
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said countries such as Bangladesh, China, India and the Netherlands are all in danger.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Feb 9, 2023
Bucking tradition, young Chinese are choosing to focus on themselves over starting a family
Doubts are growing among couples about the overall benefits of having children.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jan 19, 2023
A shrinking, aging China may have backed itself into a corner
Mounting population pressures may reveal a government that has not done enough to avoid tough choices in coming decades.

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