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POPULATION

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 28, 2022
Net population influx into Tokyo hits lowest point in 2021 amid pandemic
The number of people moving into Tokyo in 2021 totaled 420,167, down 12,763 from the previous year, while the number of those leaving the capital totaled 414,734, up 12,929.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 21, 2022
The plans for the world’s next largest city are incomplete
Delhi's new draft Master Plan for 2041 envisions a megacity with tall buildings, affordable housing and ample green space, but inequity, corruption and shortsightedness complicate matters.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Jan 21, 2022
An aging China poses new challenges
China's declining birth rate looks almost impossible to reverse, a trajectory with profound implications for its economic and social prospects.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 17, 2022
China's birthrate drops to record low in 2021
Beijing scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it with a two-child limit to try to avoid the economic risks from a rapidly aging population.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 29, 2021
America would be much happier with more people
Even measured in absolute terms, the increase in U.S. population growth was smaller than during the confluence of World War I and the Spanish flu pandemic.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 12, 2021
China’s population may already be falling as births slow further
There will be between 9.5 million to 10.5 million newborn babies this year, independent demographer He Yafu has said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 20, 2021
America’s superstar cities aren’t what they used to be
The 10 biggest U.S. cities, while large and growing, now account for less than 7.9% of the country's population.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 6, 2021
China’s demographic manipulation
Officially, China's demographic situation was nothing to be alarmed about. But less than a month after the census was released, Beijing suspiciously loosened the family-planning rules.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2021
Japan's population drops by record number to 126.65 million amid pandemic
As of Jan. 1. the number of people in the country had dropped by 483,789, or 0.38%, from the previous year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 27, 2021
Population shift in Japan forces redrawing of electoral map, worrying powerful LDP figures
The plan to add representatives in urban areas at the expense of rural districts could hurt LDP heavyweights from Shinzo Abe to Toshihiro Nikai.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 7, 2021
China’s three-child policy won’t help
But a below-replacement fertility rate is only one part of China's demographic problem. A second issue is the sheer size of its older population.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
May 12, 2021
China bets on productivity over population to drive its economy
China's total population could peak in the next few years, spurring profound changes for the world's second-biggest economy.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 11, 2021
China posts slowest population growth since 1950s
There were 1.412 billion people in China last year, a once-a-decade census report showed, with the annual average growth of 0.53% in the past decade the slowest since 1953.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2021
Japan's child population hits record low after 40 years of decline
The proportion of children within the overall population also fell to its lowest point — 11.9% — after 47 straight years of decline.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 29, 2021
China’s accelerating fertility crisis
China has always been cautious about loosening family-planning rules. But, if it is to sustain its economic dynamism in the decades to come, it must work hard to expand its labor force.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2021
Population influx into Tokyo area decelerates in pandemic-hit 2020
While people moving into Tokyo still outnumbered those leaving by 31,125, down 51,857 from the previous year, the surplus was the smallest since 2014.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 9, 2021
South Korea needs more babies and immigrants
The country greeted the new year by recording its first annual population decline.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 3, 2020
Property funds feel pinch as Tokyo population drops amid pandemic
Analysts say people are moving to suburbs instead of staying near the office as they work from home amid virus-related curbs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2020
Japan expects record low number of newborn babies for 2020
The government will release an initial estimate in December before finalizing the figure next year but it is likely to strike a record low for the fifth consecutive year.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 24, 2020
Aging is the next global economic threat
Falling in living standards in some countries, such as Japan, can be blamed in part on a smaller workforce having to prop up a growing pool of retirees.

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