Japan Shrinks

April 2012
Wilson Quarterly;Spring2012, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p30
The article discusses demographic trends in Japan as of 2012. According to the article, the number of deaths in Japan outnumbered births for the first time in 2006. The article states that 2006 was the beginning of a trend and the author states that Japan was, as of 2012, a net mortality society. The article compares and contrasts Japan's demographic trends with countries such as the Germany, Italy, and Hungary. It also discusses the institution of marriage in Japan as of 2012.


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