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Town with baby boom in Japan

Thursday, January 01, 1970 - 03:18

Japan is facing a demographic crisis. Its population is ageing and shrinking so rapidly that one in five people are now aged 70 or older. Its economy is slowing down as the number of pensioners rise and the working-age population falls.Reuters correspondent Mayu Yoshida visited one city in eastern Japan that’s bucking this population trend.

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Japan is facing a demographic crisis. Its population is ageing and shrinking so rapidly that one in five people are now aged 70 or older. Its economy is slowing down as the number of pensioners rise and the working-age population falls. Reuters correspondent Mayu Yoshida visited one city in eastern Japan that’s bucking this population trend.

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Town with baby boom in Japan

Thursday, January 01, 1970 - 03:18