Japan sets new dull record of births

There has been 512.000 more died than newborns in Japan. It puts the country's economy and well-being under pressure. Fewer than 900,000 children are born in

Japan sets new dull record of births

There has been 512.000 more died than newborns in Japan. It puts the country's economy and well-being under pressure.

Fewer than 900,000 children are born in Japan this year, and it is a decrease of 5.9 percent from the year before, informs the country's velfærdsministerium.

It provides a new speculation about how Japan should get the council to support an ageing population and to sustain economic growth.

this is The first time that fewer than 900,000 children, since the government in Tokyo in 1989 and began to collect data.

There have been 512.000 more deaths than births. Here there is also a record which gives cause for concern. This is the first time that the figure in excess of 500,000.

It is the year born 864.000 children. Last year the figure was 918.400.

It is the largest decline since 1975. The reason is that today there are fewer women aged 25 to 39 years, writes the ministry.

the Government hopes that the birth rate will increase to 1.8 percent. But so much change, for last year's birth rate was only 1,48 percent.

Other western countries have experienced low birth rates. It has often compensated for by opening up immigration. But Japan stands out. Here you have a homogeneous japanese population with very few foreigners.

Many older japanese people are still active on the labour market, when the rounds of 80 years. A quarter of the population is over 65 years of age.

Who lives 127 million people in Japan.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 13:00

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