Japan’s population fell at a record rate. This was revealed on Wednesday from official information.
Many developed countries of the world are facing the problem of low birth rates. But the problem has intensified in Japan. The country’s population has been declining for the past 14 years, according to a recent survey.
In the 20th century, Japan ranks second only to Monaco in terms of elderly population. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has warned whether we can continue to operate as a society from the margins.
According to a survey by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country, the population decreased by 0.65 percent last year.
For the first time, the population of 47 regions fell simultaneously.
The ministry says that after 1968, the pace of decline intensified. In 1968, the government started the survey work.
Meanwhile, the foreign population in Japan increased by a record 10.7 percent, which is the highest since 2013.
Fewer than 8 lakh babies were born in Japan last year out of a population of 125 million, the lowest since records began.
Meanwhile, the cost has increased for the elderly.
The country’s Prime Minister Kishida last month unveiled a US$25 billion plan to boost support for the population to boost its declining birthrate.