declining birth rate

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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