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Japan is getting “older and older”; child population hits record low

This adds another worsening alarm to an aging population.
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Japan has revealed a record low for its estimated child population on Tuesday, making it the lowest figure in 40 consecutive years.

As of April 1st, 14.93 million people are below the age of 14 year-old according, an estimate of 190,000 fewer than the previous year’s.

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The ratio of boys to girls is 1.05 to 1, which consists of 7.65 million boys and 7.28 million girls.

Japan’s child population has continued falling since 1982.

Japan has the lowest ratio of children vs overall population among 33 countries with a population of over 40 million population (No.2 South Korea and No.3 Italy).

This could severely affect Japan’s population in the long term as the country hits the peak of its aging population.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.