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POPULATION

Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2020
Japan expects fewer babies in 2021 as pandemic hits pregnancies
The tally underscores fears that the pandemic will worsen the nation's already low birth rate.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 20, 2020
Japan newlyweds can receive up to ¥600,000 to start new life
To be eligible, both husband and wife will have to be under age 40 as of the registered date of marriage and have a combined income of less than u00a55.4 million.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2020
Centenarians top 80,000 for first time in rapidly aging Japan
The figure has risen dramatically from just 153 in 1963 and 10,000 in 1998, due mainly to medical advances.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2020
Japan census kicks off with steps to limit person-to-person contact
The government is aiming for a 50 percent response rate to the questionnaires being handed out.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 11, 2020
The older generation must make way for a younger generation and new ideas
Older adults should support and help realize a complete makeover of society by letting young people who will live in the next era take the reins of leadership.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 28, 2020
People leaving Tokyo exceeded arrivals in July for first time since 2013
Gov. Yuriko Koike raised the alert for the pandemic to the highest of four levels in the middle of the month, signifying that infections were spreading.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 18, 2020
Fears grow that Japan's birth rate and aging crisis could be worsened by pandemic
Japan is struggling to find the funding for childbearing incentives due to the cost of managing the coronavirus.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 22, 2020
Toward a less crowded planet
There is reason to hope that the global population could drop to 4 or 5 billion by 2200.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Jun 25, 2020
Time to do something about overpopulated Tokyo
The COVID-19 crisis should prompt renewed action to address the overconcentration of people and business in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 5, 2020
Number of newborns in Japan sank to record low of 865,234 in 2019
The number of babies born in Japan continued to fall in 2019, declining by around 53,000 from the previous year to a record low 865,234, government data showed Friday.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Jun 4, 2020
An uphill battle to reverse the falling birthrate
More effective measures needed to resolve Japan's 'national crisis'
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2020
Japan's child population falls for 39th straight year
The aging of the population continues despite government efforts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2020
Japan population drops at record pace in 2019
The population fell 276,000 to 126.17 million as of Oct. 1, declining for the ninth straight year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2020
Japanese government OKs bill to tackle issue of unclear land ownership
The government is aiming to curb the growing trend of land plots with no identifiable owners by clarifying owners' responsibilities, with the Cabinet approving a bill to revise the Basic Act for Land at a meeting Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Commentary
Jan 30, 2020
Why is Tokyo defying population outflows among world's 'superstar' cities?
Like a lot of big cities in the developed world, Amsterdam lost population in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s as its inhabitants opted for newer dwellings and more space outside the city. During those same decades, newcomers arrived in large numbers from former and current Dutch territories as well as Turkey and Morocco. But there weren't enough of them to make up for the domestic exodus, and their presence led some longtime Amsterdammers to decide the city was no longer for them.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 27, 2020
Japan's population will grow again — if it keeps on falling
If Japan's population decline continues at the current pace, a large-scale influx of people from outside the country could take place.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 5, 2020
2020 Olympics fuel race to monetize autonomous driving
One day in December, a self-driving bus in Gunma completed an 18-km run from Maebashi to Shibukawa and back, dropping fare-paying passengers off at designated stops and navigating public roads.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 24, 2019
Babies born in Japan to drop below 900,000 in 2019 for first time
The number of babies born in Japan fell an estimated 5.9 percent this year to fewer than 900,000, the first time since the government started compiling data in 1899, the welfare ministry said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 11, 2019
Japan's government hoping to stop net population inflows into Tokyo by 2024
The central government aims to stop net population inflows into the greater Tokyo area by fiscal 2024, it was learned Tuesday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 3, 2019
Japan and Asia's mutual challenges
Japan is the world's pioneer in tackling the problems it currently faces. If the nation can successfully resolve them, it can potentially export its solutions to the rest of the world.

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