Why Japan will lose 20 million people by 2050

Author: Sasakawa USA x Tofugu.com

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

When a country’s birth rate shrinks, it can face major challenges. When a country’s population gets older (meaning the percentage of elderly people gets bigger), that causes problems too. But what if both happen at the same time? Japan knows, because it is facing this exact crisis right now. To promote better public understanding of this twin phenomena, Sasakawa USA teamed up with Tofugu.com, a Japanese language and culture blog.

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Answers for declining birth rate, aging population sought at seminar

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

A slight rise in Japan’s birth rate in the past decade is no cause for celebration but instead reflects the “tempo effect” resulting from couples choosing to marry later in life, Sasakawa USA’s Director of Programs and Senior Fellow Daniel Bob said while introducing a seminar February 9 on the aging population in Japan. “That

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