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Japan's population has declined for the 12th year in a row

05.08.2021 158 просмотров

The Ministry of National Affairs, Local Autonomy and Communications of Japan has published data on the population of the country, based on the Main Register of Residents.


As of January 1 this year, the population of Japan amounted to just over 123 million 840 thousand people. This is about 428,000 fewer than the previous year.

Last year, the number of births in Japan was 843,000. This is the lowest figure since the start of statistics in 1968. The number of deaths was approximately 1 million 370 thousand people. This is the second largest figure recorded since the beginning of the data collection.

The country's natural population decline, or the number of deaths exceeding the number of births, has been increasing for the 13th year in a row.

Population decline last year was more than 70 thousand people less compared to the same indicator of the previous year, when a record decrease of more than 500 thousand people was recorded. The number of people leaving the country was less than half the annual average due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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