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UPDATE 2011

Japanese Baby Boomers are retiring, leaving fewer taxpayers to replace them. Japan reprots some of the highest life expectancies globally, but low birth rates. There were 1.19 million deaths in 2010, the most since 1947 when the records started. Japan is almost at Zero Population growth.

In 2010, Japan contracted by 123,000 people, losing population numbers in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 to cancer, heart disease, stroke, and others. Age 65+ = 25% of Japan’s population in December 2010. Younger people are putting off marriage and children. [NOTE from Careerping: In fact, young women in 1980s’ Japan began to rebel against marriage and children, a trend that has extended 30 years. Japan is becoming a nation of Senior Citizens.]

The year 2010 showed 706,000 recorded marriages, the lowest figure since 1954. Unwed pregnancies are an insignificant number, so fewer marriages = fewer children = fewer Japanse.

via Major Causes Of Divorce — Japan Gaining on USA and Canada 2005 – 2020.

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