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POPULATION

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 25, 2019
The real policy challenges facing Japan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must place priority on resolving several major policy challenges confronting Japan before he tries to revise the Constitution.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2019
Japan's population continues to slide even as foreign resident numbers increase
The number of Japanese citizens living in the country as of Jan. 1 fell by 433,239, or 0.35 percent, from a year before to 124,776,364, down for the 10th straight year, the government said Wednesday.
EDITORIALS
Jun 25, 2019
Regional revitalization agenda revisited
The government needs to reconsider its efforts to achieve regional revitalization.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 22, 2019
Cabinet OKs reforms to address Japan's labor market woes
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved Friday a suite of labor reforms designed to solve Japan's demographic challenges while creating conditions to promote job growth, particularly for those struggling to find stable work.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 18, 2019
The fate of Japan, and everyone else
The world's third largest economy is slowly going out of business; its population is shrinking and it resists immigration.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 18, 2019
Japan has world's lowest proportion of working-age people, U.N. report says
While the ratio is falling worldwide, Japan stands out with just 1.8 people aged 25 to 64 for each person aged 65 or over.
EDITORIALS
Jun 11, 2019
No quick fix to reverse decline in newborns
Efforts must be maintained to create an environment in which people can marry and start families earlier in their lives.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2019
Number of newborns in Japan fell to record low while population dropped faster than ever in 2018
The rapidly aging country posted the largest margin of decrease in its population at 444,085 since comparable data became available in 1899.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2019
'Give birth to at least three kids': Japan ex-minister under fire for linking single women to low birthrate
The comments have placed Yoshitaka Sakurada back into the spotlight after he was effectively forced out of his post as the Olympics minister last month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 23, 2019
Japan to stop labeling people unmarried at 50 as 'lifelong singles'
The government will no longer use the term "lifelong singles" as a label for people who have not married by age 50, deeming the term inaccurate as people are increasingly tying the knot later in life, officials said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 23, 2019
Job seekers in their 70s could become Japan's new normal
At the age of 75, Mikiko Kuzuno found herself recently laid off and applying for a job at a factory near Tokyo. She insisted on making the application in person.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2019
Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free in effort to boost low fertility rate
The u00a5776 billion program makes preschool free for all kids between 3 and 5, and day care free for those 2 and below in low-income households.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2019
Number of abandoned homes in Japan edges up to record high of nearly 8.5 million
Empty homes now account for 13.6 percent of Japan's housing stock, with the bulk of them concentrated in Yamanashi and Wakayama prefectures, government data show.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2019
Japan's working ranks are still thinning, despite accelerating growth in foreign population
Although the total population had fallen by 263,000 people as of October, Japan's working-age population shrank by 512,000 last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2019
Quarter of Japan's adults under 40 are virgins, at least when it comes to the opposite sex
About a quarter of people aged 18 to 39 in Japan were estimated to have had no experience of heterosexual intercourse as of 2015, higher than the 20 percent seen more than two decades ago, a team of Japanese and Swedish researchers said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Mar 15, 2019
As population declines, Fukushima Prefecture to lose 15 of its 96 high schools
The Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education will reduce its number of prefecture-run high schools by 15 by the end of fiscal 2023 as the region continues to struggle with a dwindling number of students due to a declining birthrate.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 14, 2019
For China drone-maker DJI, the real money in labor-starved Japan is in the industrial sector
Amid severe labor shortages, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to perform human tasks is sure to grow, and DJI, the world's biggest drone-maker, is ready to respond, the firm's Japan head said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2019
Shrinking Wakayama village cuts assembly to five, tying Okinawa council for fewest members in Japan
A mountainous village in Wakayama Prefecture will have the joint-smallest assembly in the country, represented by only five members, it said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the nation's declining population.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 12, 2019
China lawmakers urge easing of family planning curbs to 'liberate fertility' as birth rates plunge
Delegates to China's parliament are urging the overhaul or even scrapping of controversial family planning rules and say radical steps are needed to "liberate fertility" and reverse a decline in births and a rapidly shrinking workforce.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2019
After almost a year behind the wheel, Tokyo's foreign cab drivers reflect on navigating a new way of life
Growing up in Canada, Alex Lipson never imagined he would one day become a taxi driver — especially not on the other side of the world in Tokyo.

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