declining birth rate

Medical bills to be free in all Tokyo wards for high school students, younger kids from next year

System has no family income restrictions and will address low birth rate, politicians hope.

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Japanese government to give all 18-and-under residents 100,000 yen… here’s why that’s bad news

Big bucks for The Children of Men.

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Japanese city manager gives speech telling new employees to “play around” to fix birth rate issue

Ah, yes. Why didn’t we think of that?

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Population aging in Japan gets a corona-boost as pregnancies drop by 11 percent this year

COVID-19 takes its toll on Japan in a different way.

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Survey shows that Japanese couples are trying to conceive earlier

Childbirth rates in Japan may be low, but couples are getting started earlier than before.

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Rethinking of gender roles is a “prerequisite” for raising Japan’s birth rate, experts say

Panel says a reevaluation of how much housework and childcare Japanese men should do is necessary for reversing the country’s aging, shrinking population trend.

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