Ageing populations, announcements and Happy Meals
South Korea and Japan react to their demographic shifts...
What is kodokushi?
A horrific Japanese trend and what one man is doing to help.
Germany about to tip over the edge…
...and into population decline.
Japanese population: welcome back to the year 2000!
The shrinking of Japan continues with no end in sight...
Japanese fathers need to help more around the house
This will increase Japan's fertility rate, according to the Government.
Japanese Village of the Dolls
Dolls are perfect for filling up a town which has no people.
Population affects national security - and some are starting to worry
How resilient will we be without a large working age population?
The emptying of a nation
Japanese population decline by 2040 in technicolour map form.
How to pay for an ageing Japan?
Are current social security policies affordable?
Japan faces pilot shortage
Will holidaying in our old age continue to be an option?
Japanese panel proposes urgent measures
Japan is finally starting to sit up and take notice of its fertility dilemma.
Japan’s (Very Few) Children Day
Japan's workforce is shrinking, so is there any way out of the economic mess?
Japan’s Shrinking Role in the World
2013 saw a record annual decline in the population of Japan during peacetime.
Wolves are on the comeback
And I don't mean the football team.
Something for next year’s stocking
Although perhaps not for everyone...
Can China and Japan reverse their birth decline?
The social norm of small or no families has become deeply entrenched.
Tokyo’s 2020 peak
The 2020 Summer Olympics will mark the start of Tokyo's rapid population decline.
Japan - Where did the children go?
The number of Japanese under the age of 15 has hit (another) record low.
World’s Oldest Man Turns 116
Ten days ago on the 19th of April, the world’s oldest person celebrated his 116th birthday in Kyoto, Japan, becoming the oldest person ever (well at least that we know of!). He was born all the way back in 1897. Will we rush to study his diet, exercise regime and skincare products?
Japanese politician suggests banning abortion to increase birthrates
It is common knowledge that Japan is in more economic trouble than most as a result of its low birth rate, and it seems that Japanese politicians are taking the situation increasingly seriously. One Japanese politician has come up with a fairly commonsensible plan to increase the country’s ailing birth rate – ban abortions.
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