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« Quotational Therapy: Part 16 -- Churchill On Enemies. | WILLisms.com | Recovering... »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 67 -- Japanese Demographic Crunch.

Japan's Demographic Challenge-

Think our Baby Boomer demographic age crunch is difficult? Try Japan on for size:

Japan's fertility rate hit a post-World War II low of 1.29 in 2004....

The rate -- the average number of children that a woman bears in her lifetime -- was 3.65 in 1950 and fell under 2 for the first time in the mid-1970s, raising the specter of a shrinking population where pensioners outnumber workers.

Urban areas were hit hardest by the declining trend in fertility rates, with Tokyo registering a record low of 0.9987 in 2004, Kyodo news agency said....

Japan boasts the longest life expectancy in the world.

Men can now expect to live for 78 years, while the life expectancy for women is 85. Experts say the population is likely to start declining in 2007....

Nearly one in five Japanese is aged 65 or older and the figure will jump to one in four over the next decade, according to government data.


Source:

CNN.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 4 June 2005 09:05 AM

Comments

After watching some of the World War II Japanese stories last week!...Hmmm, I just don't know if that little tid-bit is such a bad thing after all? ... The Japanese didn't seem to care too much for the Geneva Convention.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at June 4, 2005 07:40 PM

Hasn't something like that been going on in the states, since the baby boomers didn't reproduce in great numbers?

Posted by: muse at June 5, 2005 01:59 AM

Last week I saw a tribute to George H.W. Bush and his service in World World II. It was quite distubing! One of the Japanese soldiers would cut out the livers of the Americam Soldiers and serve it to them without their knowledge! Pretty creepy!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at June 5, 2005 06:10 PM