It’s Time for Economists to Accept Japan’s Population Decrease

May 17, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

Time for Japan to accept the consequences of a shrinking population
The population of Japan peaked in 2008 at 128 million. With the fertility rate – or births per woman – falling below 1.5 at the beginning of the 1990s and falling as low as 1.29 in 2004, the population is shrinking rapidly. Already Japan has one million people fewer than in 2008. The government aims to keep the population above 100 million by 2060.

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