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POPULATION

Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2019
As pool of candidates in rural Japan dwindles, Kochi village to allow councilors to retain side jobs
Faced with a rapidly shrinking population of elderly residents reluctant to run for seats on the local council, the village of Okawa, Kochi Prefecture, passed a referendum Monday designed to make it easier serve on the council while concurrently holding side jobs.
EDITORIALS
Feb 28, 2019
Who's sustaining the convenient 24-hour service?
Convenience store operators —and consumers — should also give thought to who is sustaining the convenience and at what cost.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 21, 2019
As population zooms toward 100 million, Egypt tells poor families 'Two is Enough'
Nesma Ghanem is hoping for a fourth child even though her doctor says her body can't handle a pregnancy at the moment. She has three daughters and would like them to have a brother.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2019
Net migration into Tokyo from elsewhere in Japan continues, government data shows
The number of people moving into the Tokyo metropolitan region in 2018 exceeded the number moving out by nearly 140,000, a government report showed Thursday, despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to reverse the trend by 2020 and revive rural areas.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 28, 2019
Vegetarians, carnivores and technology
Technology can't save us, but it can certainly shift the odds in our favor when it comes to the impact of meat consumption on the environment.
WORLD
Jan 28, 2019
Influential commission's report says obesity, bad nutrition and climate change pose triple threat to globe
Obesity, undernutrition and climate change are the biggest threats to the world population, linked by profit motives and policy inertia, a top commission said Sunday, calling for a binding plan and trillions of dollars to thwart the dangers.
EDITORIALS
Jan 22, 2019
Addressing serious recidivism among the elderly
Repeat offenses by the nation's elderly population are an increasingly serious problem that demands attention and action.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 15, 2019
Japanese workforce projected to be 20% smaller by 2040
The workforce is projected to shrink due to overall population decline if the economy sees no growth and women and the elderly continue to have difficulty landing jobs.
EDITORIALS
Jan 10, 2019
Face challenges of a shrinking, aging population
In addition to taking measures to raise the fertility rate, the government should introduce policies geared to the reality that the aging and shrinking of the population will continue for the foreseeable future.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jan 5, 2019
China's population set to peak at 1.44 billion in 2029 before 'unstoppable' decline starts in 2030, report predicts
China's population is set to reach a peak of 1.44 billion in 2029 and start a long period of "unstoppable" decline in 2030, government scholars said in a research report published Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 31, 2018
Number of new Japanese adults up slightly on New Year's Day
The number of Japanese aged 20, the legal age of adulthood, on New Year's Day will be 1.25 million, up 20,000 from a year earlier, according to a government estimate released Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2018
Number of babies born in Japan in 2018 lowest since records began; population decline the highest
The figures reveal the difficulty of the government's goal of raising the total fertility rate amid the population decline.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2018
Japan ranks second in new development index that puts quality and quantity of life before wealth
Japan is the second-best place in the world in terms of human development, with Hong Kong in first place and Iceland in third, according to a new index called the Human Life Indicator that is supposed to be simpler and more accurate than the U.N. Human Development Index.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 17, 2018
Number of people living in flood-prone areas in Japan has risen 4.4% over 20 years, research shows
The number of households in areas designated as flood-prone by the central and local governments has soared 24.9 percent.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 13, 2018
Women, foreign workers or robots?
As its population declines, Japan must make the right policy choices to ensure it has a sufficent labor force.
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2018
Think tank says applicants for planned blue-collar visas should have college degrees
A newly launched think tank researching policies for accepting more foreign workers said Monday that as a condition for new visa statuses currently being discussed in the Diet, the government should require prospective applicants to have a college degree.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Oct 31, 2018
From 'cardboard nannies' to 'fruit money': fast-paced Hong Kong slow to adapt to its elderly
At the Tanner Hill apartments in Hong Kong, the residents — all aged 60-plus — are enjoying the ancient Chinese tile game of mahjong along with some bite-sized delicacies, dimsum, at one of the on-site restaurants.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Oct 31, 2018
Cities seek cash and tech as they plan a safer and greener future
As 1.4 million people move to cities each week, local abilities to keep residents safe can become strained, increasing the risk of disasters, warned the United Nations secretary-general.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
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