Sunday, August 12, 2007

Japan's population gets smaller and older

With low birth rates and the world's longest life expectancies, Japan's population as a whole is aging at a rapid rate. Not only that, but in 2005, its population began shrinking. What are the future implications of these trends? Read the linked-to article to find out.

If its population keeps shrinking, all of Japan may some day look this desolate.

—Mellow Monk

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