Japans national hardship has intensified: the total population has decreased by 59.7percent for eight consecutive years.

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 Japans national hardship has intensified: the total population has decreased by 59.7percent for eight consecutive years.


Japanese workers work in factories. (Photo Source: Visual China)

Overseas Network, April 12, according to Japans NHK TV reported that the Japanese Ministry of General Affairs released demographic statistics on December 12. The population of Japan has decreased for eight consecutive years. The number of workers aged 15 to 64 accounted for 59.7% of the total population, reaching a new low.

Japans total population (including foreigners) stood at 126.443 million as of October 2018, a decrease of 263 million over the previous year and a continuous decrease of 8 consecutive years, according to data from the Ministry of General Affairs. The productive age population aged 15 to 64 accounted for 59.7% of the total population. This ratio is the lowest on record, as it was in 1950. It is reported that in 2016 and 2017, the number of newborn babies in Japan has fallen below the million mark. At that time, some experts said that if Japan continued to develop at this rate, it was estimated that in another 200 years, there would be no Japan on the earth. The decline in the number of births has led to the aging of the younger children, which has been called the national hardship of Japan. As a result, the labor shortage in the whole Japanese society continues to expand. Previous surveys by relevant Japanese agencies have shown that there will be a labor shortage of more than 600,000 people in Japan this year. Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825

Japans total population (including foreigners) stood at 126.443 million as of October 2018, a decrease of 263 million over the previous year and a continuous decrease of 8 consecutive years, according to data from the Ministry of General Affairs. The productive age population aged 15 to 64 accounted for 59.7% of the total population. This ratio is the lowest on record, as it was in 1950.

It is reported that in 2016 and 2017, the number of newborn babies in Japan has fallen below the million mark. At that time, some experts said that if Japan continued to develop at this rate, it was estimated that in another 200 years, there would be no Japan on the earth.

The decline in the number of births has led to the aging of the younger children, which has been called the national hardship of Japan. As a result, the labor shortage in the whole Japanese society continues to expand. Previous surveys by relevant Japanese agencies have shown that there will be a labor shortage of more than 600,000 people in Japan this year.