Title: Japan sees largest population drop in more than a century
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Author: KIYOKO MIICHI
Date: January 02, 2013
Japan sees largest population drop in more than a century
Japan’s population dropped to 127.47 million in 2012, marking the largest natural decline since statistics began in 1899, according to government estimates.
[...] the natural population decline, which is calculated by deducting the number of births from the number of deaths, hit a record 212,000 for 2012.
The number of births in 2012 was down 18,000 from the previous year, dropping to 1.033 million, the lowest number since 1899 [...]
Published: January 2nd, 2013 at 10:11 pm ET