Source Pravda.Ru

Japan's population declines by 19,000 in 2005 - Comments

Japan's population declined by 19,000 in 2005, the government said in an annual report Tuesday. The survey by the Statistics Bureau came after an announcement by the government last week that Japan's population had declined for the first time on record in 2005. Japan's fertility rate is at an all-time low, and the government is concerned that declining number of young people will sap tax revenues and hobble the country's efforts to care for its growing elderly population

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