Title: Japan population to shrink by one-third by 2060
Source: The Associated Press
Author: MARI YAMAGUCHI
Date: 10:01 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2012
Japan’s population of 128 million will shrink by one-third and seniors will account for 40 percent of people by 2060, placing a greater burden on a smaller working-age population to support the social security and tax systems.
The grim estimate of how rapid aging will shrink Japan’s population was released Monday by the Health and Welfare Ministry.
In year 2060, Japan will have 87 million people. [...]
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Title: 40% of Japanese to be over 65 years old in 2060
Date: Monday, January 30, 2012 12:23 +0900 (JST)
A newly-released report predicts that Japan’s population will shrink by about 40 million in the next 50 years while about 40 percent of the people will be aged 65 or older. [...]
It predicts the number of people between the ages of 15 to 64 years will fall by nearly 50 percent to 44 million in 2060. [...]
The institute says with the aging population and lower birth rates, the decrease in population will continue.
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Published: January 30th, 2012 at 11:57 am ET