Germany and Japan: on different immigration paths

Marcus Roberts | 28 October 2015
But which will be more successful in the long term?

Can Japan change its demographic future?

Marcus Roberts | 12 October 2015
The Abe government is certainly trying to.

Japan faces unprecedented population contraction in 2015 census

Shannon Roberts | 07 September 2015
Countries soon to be in the same boat are watching closely.

Ageing populations, announcements and Happy Meals

Marcus Roberts | 23 July 2015
South Korea and Japan react to their demographic shifts...

What is kodokushi?

Shannon Roberts | 06 July 2015
A horrific Japanese trend and what one man is doing to help.

Germany about to tip over the edge…

Marcus Roberts | 08 May 2015
...and into population decline.

Japanese population: welcome back to the year 2000!

Marcus Roberts | 06 May 2015
The shrinking of Japan continues with no end in sight...

Japanese fathers need to help more around the house

Marcus Roberts | 09 April 2015
This will increase Japan's fertility rate, according to the Government.

Japanese Village of the Dolls

Marcus Roberts | 16 January 2015
Dolls are perfect for filling up a town which has no people.

Population affects national security - and some are starting to worry

Shannon Roberts | 17 November 2014
How resilient will we be without a large working age population?

The emptying of a nation

Marcus Roberts | 30 September 2014
Japanese population decline by 2040 in technicolour map form.

How to pay for an ageing Japan?

Marcus Roberts | 18 September 2014
Are current social security policies affordable?

Japan faces pilot shortage

Shannon Roberts | 15 July 2014
Will holidaying in our old age continue to be an option?

Japanese panel proposes urgent measures

Shannon Roberts | 28 May 2014
Japan is finally starting to sit up and take notice of its fertility dilemma.

Japan’s (Very Few) Children Day

Marcus Roberts | 09 May 2014
Japan's workforce is shrinking, so is there any way out of the economic mess?

Japan’s Shrinking Role in the World

Marcus Roberts | 08 April 2014
2013 saw a record annual decline in the population of Japan during peacetime.

Wolves are on the comeback

Marcus Roberts | 07 January 2014
And I don't mean the football team.

Something for next year’s stocking

Marcus Roberts | 26 December 2013
Although perhaps not for everyone...

Can China and Japan reverse their birth decline?

Dermot Grenham | 27 November 2013
The social norm of small or no families has become deeply entrenched.

Tokyo’s 2020 peak

Marcus Roberts | 12 November 2013
The 2020 Summer Olympics will mark the start of Tokyo's rapid population decline.

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Welcome to Demography Is Destiny. We launched this to counter two media memes: that humans are a cancer which is destroying our planet and that world population is spiralling to unsustainable levels. The real story is that intelligent and inventive human will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editors of Demography is Destiny are Marcus and Shannon Roberts, who live in Auckland, New Zealand. Send them your comments and suggestions. 

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