Voices in Japan

Are Japanese People Headed to Extinction?

August 01, 2019 Episode 27
Voices in Japan
Are Japanese People Headed to Extinction?
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Voices in Japan
Are Japanese People Headed to Extinction?
Aug 01, 2019 Episode 27
Voices in Japan
How is Japan dealing with its population issues, and is the general population buying into the solutions that the government is putting forth?
Show Notes

Japan is facing critical population-related problems.  Most notably, it has an aging population due to a declining birth rate.  As a result, people in the country are growing increasingly concerned about the future of Japan, the stability of its social insurance programs and, believe it or not, whether or not the Japanese race itself will be around in a couple hundred years.  Despite those concerns, there is some pushback against the immigration programs that the government is introducing in an effort to increase the size of the labor force, and people feel they have stronger reasons not to have more children.  How do these podcasters see these issues affecting their own daily lives in Japan, listen to find out now!

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