Japan pm kishidas aide sounds alarm over rapidly declining population2 min read
Masako Mori, advisor to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, expressed serious concern over the dwindling population.
Mori said that if the population continues to decrease rapidly in the country, then one day Japan will disappear.
Tokyo: Masako Mori, advisor to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, has expressed serious concern over the rapidly decreasing population in Japan. Masako has said in a statement that the country’s existence will end if the decline in the birth rate does not stop in time, then it will not take long for the country’s economy to shatter. Masako Mori told Bloomberg in an interview after Japan made the announcement in February, ‘If the birth rate continues to decline, the country will disappear.’
Mori said, ‘Japan will face huge losses due to the dwindling population. The country’s economic strength will be ruined, the social security system will collapse and there will not be enough recruits for the self-defense forces. It is a terrible disease that will affect those children. In 2022, nearly twice as many people will die as are born in Japan, with fewer than 800,000 births and about 1.58 million deaths, Bloomberg reports. Japan has the second-highest proportion of people aged 65 and over in the world after the tiny country of Monaco. According to the report, the proportion of people above the age of 65 has increased to more than 29% in the last year.
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Japan’s population has fallen from 128 million to 124.6 million in 2008, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has promised to tackle the country’s low birth rate. Through many policies, he is motivating the citizens of the country to have more children. It is believed that due to getting married at an older age, the birth rate is declining. This is not just the condition of Japan, China is also going through this trend. The country has predicted more than three million deaths between 2011 and 2021.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 06, 2023, 16:14 IST