Bloomberg Businessweek Calling for Increased Birth Rates

August 24, 2010 • Asia/Pacific, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Gabriela Kaplan for notifying me about this article. You may want to post a response. It’s not surprising this comes from a real estate writer.

Shrinking Societies: The Other Population Crisis

The earth’s population is growing at an alarming rate, but in some countries the lack of growth is the biggest problem

A Japanese woman’s role in society is to give birth, and “all we can do is ask them to do their best per head,” said Hakuo Yanagisawa, Japan’s former health minister. His remark, as reported by Bloomberg in 2007, drew criticism for being sexist, but it touches on one of Japan’s most pressing issues: its rapidly aging and shrinking population.

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