Japan’s birth rate continues to decline

Dainik Nepal Dec 21, 2022 | 13:41

Japan: It has been seen that the birth rate of new babies in Japan is continuously decreasing.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan has stated that the number of babies born in Japan in 2022 will be less than 800,000.

According to the preliminary statistics of the Ministry, the birth rate in Japan from January to October decreased by 4.8 percent compared to the previous year to 669 thousand 871. Last year, the annual number of 811,604 newborns is estimated to reach 770,000.

For the first time since the Japanese government began collecting birth statistics in 1899, this number has dropped below eight million. Japanese officials have reported that the birth rate is falling faster than the government had estimated.

In 2017, Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research predicted that the total birth rate would drop to 850,000 in 2022 and below 800,000 in 2030.A declining birth rate in Japan’s aging society poses a threat to the future financing of government social security programs such as pensions and medical care for the elderly, the report said.


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