Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
The population of Japan shrank again in 2016, as the number of births fell below one million for the first time since statistics were first compiled. This article examines the year’s demographic data from the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.
JPP: Government quality-of-life survey shows Japanese citizens largely satisfied, except, perhaps, about incomes
Author: Tobias Harris
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
Japan’s cabinet secretariat conducts an annual large-scale survey to assess what individuals think of their quality of life. The survey provides a useful snapshot of the context in which the government conducts economic policymaking. It asks citizens to identify the extent to which they are content with pocketbook issues — their incomes and savings — and more abstract concepts like leisure time and opportunities for self-improvement.
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