Tokyo: The people of Japan are amazing in all fields like technology, engineering and urban planning. Cities including Tokyo were the role models of big countries and cities including Dubai, which has always been a symbol of progress. Advances in technology have made Japan what it is today.
Japan, which shocked the whole world, is facing a severe crisis today. The upper hand in the technology sector is being lost. Many companies and industries do not have enough local employees. The decrease in the number of buyers has seriously affected the manufacturing sector. The main reason Japan points to all this today is the explosive decline in population. The number of babies born is not even half of the death rate. This decline in population started after 2008.
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European countries are at the forefront of the countries where the population is falling sharply. China, once the world’s most populous country, is experiencing rapid population decline. India is now the most populous country after China. Today, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, Italy and the United States are experiencing rapid population decline.
Today, Japan is becoming a country of the elderly. The majority of Japan’s population today is elderly. About 30 percent. The number of elderly people remains so high even as the birth rate falls sharply. The authorities say that the very existence of the country is under threat. Minister Saiko Noda had stated that the country’s birth rate is at its lowest level in history. The current population of Japan is 12.57 crore. This includes foreigners. According to the 2023 report, the number of foreigners in the country has increased to 289,500 compared to the previous year. An increase of 10 percent has been recorded.
One in ten people in Japan is 80 years old or older. National data show that 29.1 percent of the country’s total population is 65 years of age or older. Japan has the lowest birth rate in the world. According to the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, by 2040, the number of people over the age of 65 in Japan will reach 34.8 percent.
Experts say that due to the current situation, there will be a decrease by 2050 which will affect the survival of the country. According to a report by Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, one in seven Japanese women over 50 are single. This is the highest rate since the census began in Japan. The number of people above the age of 65 has increased by 29 percent compared to the previous year. Japan’s birth rate has fallen sharply due to young people flying to foreign countries in search of study and employment opportunities. There are many couples and partners who decide not to have children. Many follow the path of a child.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s advisor Masako Mori said weeks ago that if the population is not increased as soon as possible, the country called Japan will disappear. The total number of children born in the country in 2022 is at a record low. This is a shocking figure, as the birth rate is falling faster than expected. Last year, twice the number of people died. He said that while 15.8 lakh people died, less than 8 lakh babies were born.
This shift in death rates is weighing on Japan, the world’s largest economy, in no small measure.
The government has to set aside huge sums of money to ensure pension and health care funding for the elderly. As the shortage of young people worsens, many companies hire people from abroad. It is reported that the city of Tokyo has not been significantly affected by the population decline. But the city’s population is balanced by the arrival of foreigners to work for Tokyo’s big companies.
Labor shortage has affected many industrial establishments. Japan does not encourage immigration for fear of some kind of backlash later on. However, Japan is encouraging those who have already arrived in the country to stay in the country. Most of the houses in the villages are lying vacant as the young people leave the country. With the proliferation of house and land for sale boards, real estate terrorists from other countries have been able to target Japan. As the government has made it clear that the country is going through a serious situation, the government is trying to keep the youth including students in the country.
A Tokyo-based research firm said in a report last year that Tokyo will need four times more foreign workers by 2040 than in 2020. It is still unclear whether Japan’s immigration policy will allow it to find the workers it needs.
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