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POPULATION

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jan 19, 2023
Make it easier to raise children, say many Chinese after population falls
China's statistics bureau just released a report that showed the population fell for the first time since 1961 amid a lack of desire by young adults to start families.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 18, 2023
India’s population has already overtaken China’s, analysts estimate
India, where half the population is under the age of 30, is set to be the world’s fastest-growing major economy in the coming years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 17, 2023
China’s population falls, heralding a demographic crisis
Deaths outnumbered births last year for the first time in six decades. Experts see major implications for China, its economy and the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2022
Families moving out of Tokyo to get up to ¥1 million per child
The increased amount will come on top of the maximum u00a53 million in base financial support already given to relocating families.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 28, 2022
India’s looming demographic divide
As it prepares to overtake China as the world's most populous country, India is struggling to harness the economic benefits of its declining mortality and fertility rates.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Nov 7, 2022
Planet Earth: 8 billion humans and dwindling resources
Instead of fear of overpopulation, experts say we should focus on the overconsumption of the planet's resources by the wealthiest among us.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2022
Bookstores vanish from Japan as population falls
With the number of shops dwindling operators are finding that in order to survive, they need to exercise ingenuity.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Sep 1, 2022
China marriages dive to record low as population pressures mount
The drop in marriages — along with a plummeting birth rate — is likely attributable to a decline in the population of young people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2022
Births hit record low in Japan with fewer than 400,000 in January-June period
The decline is believed to reflect people tending to avoid marriage and pregnancy due to uncertainties about the future amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 24, 2022
A 'sober-curious' generation leaves Japan with a hangover
Should the tax arm of the government be encouraging people to drink, even in moderation?
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 10, 2022
Forget about Brad Pitt in his latest movie; the bullet train is the real star
A new movie finally gives top billing to Japan's most famous train. But it comes during troubled times for the fabled Shinkansen.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2022
Japanese population in Tokyo area marks first ever drop
The population of Japanese people in Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa decreased by 34,498, or 0.10%, from a year before.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 22, 2022
The fertility crisis started in Japan, but it won’t stay here
A declining population and plummeting fertility rate isn't a unique Japanese phenomenon. All rich countries will contend with this crisis.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 4, 2022
A race against time to save Japan’s traditional homes
It takes a village to save the dwindling expressions of Japan's quintessential folk architecture.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 13, 2022
‘Invest in Kishida’? Japan needs to persuade Elon Musk first.
How can Japan's prime minister attract investors to a country that the world's richest man says will one day u2018cease to exist'?
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2022
Elon Musk tweet on Japan doomed by low birthrate provokes anger — but not just at him
The flood of sarcasm and anger on Twitter was also directed at the Japanese government, which many said did little to address the issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2022
Japan's child population drops for 41st year, hitting record low amid pandemic
As of Oct. 1, all 47 prefectures saw a decline in child population from the previous year, for the first time since 1999.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2022
Japan logged record low number of newborns in 2021 with 842,897
Meanwhile, the number of deaths was 1,452,289, up 67,745 from the year before and the highest figure since the end of World War II.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 6, 2022
A surging population brings risks for next host of global climate talks
Every child comes with its blessing, the Egyptian saying goes. With the country's population now soaring beyond 100 million, that adage is being put to the test like never before.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2022
Tokyo loses population for first time in 26 years amid pandemic
The population of the capital has dropped by about 48,600 people to just under 14 million, the first decline since 1996.

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