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Japan Population Sees Biggest Drop in Nine Years – SCMP

Japan’s ageing population was the main source of the decline, said the report, while Covid-19 restrictions last year kept its foreign population lower than usual


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Japan's core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food prices but includes fuel costs, increased 0.2% in January. Photo: Reuters.

 

Japan’s population saw its largest fall in nine years in 2021, according to government data released on Tuesday, the South China Morning Post reported.

The population of the world’s No3 economy decreased by 726,342 last year equalling a decline of almost 0.6%, the report continued, the country’s largest nominal and proportional drop since 2013. Japan’s ageing population was the main source of the decline, it added, whilst last year’s Covid-19 restrictions kept its foreign population lower than usual.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post

 

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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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