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Japan troubled by the declining birth rate, PM said – ‘now or never’ situation to save the country

Japan troubled by the declining birth rate, PM said – ‘now or never’ situation to save the country


Japanese PM Fumio Kishida called for immediate major decisions to deal with the declining birth rate. He said that it is now or never situation for the oldest civilization of the world.

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Published: Monday, January 23, 2023, 13:46 [IST]

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Japan has been facing a continuous demographic crisis for many years. There is a steady decline in the birth rate in the country. It is also a matter of trouble that Japanese youth have been disenchanted with having children, in such a situation it has become very difficult for the government to increase the population growth rate. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has vowed to take immediate major steps to tackle the country’s declining birthrate.

Government will have to take big decisions

Government will have to take big decisions

Japanese PM Fumio Kishida on Monday called for immediate major decisions to deal with the country’s declining birth rate. He said that it is now or never situation for the oldest civilization of the world. “Our country has come to a point where we must decide whether it can maintain its social functions,” Kishida said in a policy speech at the opening of this year’s parliamentary session.

Will double the policies related to children

Will double the policies related to children

“It is now or never issue when it comes to policies related to birth and child-rearing,” said the Japanese PM. Indeed, it is now an issue that cannot wait Can.” Kishida said he would present a plan to double the budget on children-related policies by June. He said that a new government agency would be set up in the month of April to deal with the issue. Let us tell you that the fertility rate in Japan is the lowest in the world. The workforce here is shrinking due to the dwindling youth population.

lowest fertility rate in the world

lowest fertility rate in the world

Japan is called a ‘super-aged’ country. This means that more than 20% of Japan’s population is over the age of 65. The total population of the country was 12.40 crore in 2018. Experts say that by 2065 the population may come down to around 88 million. Many reasons are given behind the decrease in population in Japan. The cost of birth and upbringing of children in Japan is very high, so parents do not wish to have more children. Along with this, the number of working women there is also considerable. In such a situation, they do not give priority to the child. Marriage at an older age and the increasing population of unmarried are also responsible for the continuous decrease in the population of Japan.

Government's plans failed

Government’s plans failed

The Japanese government started a series of programs to address low fertility (Shoushika-Taisaku) in the mid-1990s to address the steep decline in fertility. As part of this plan, the Japanese government began to expand the services of child care institutions and also launched several schemes to create a work-life balance. But, its effect is not visible. In such a situation, for the past few years, Japanese governments have advocated the creation of long-term policy support from birth to youth. So that, from the time the children are born till their youth, the government takes full care of them.

Japan is troubled by the birth of less children, only so many children were born in 2021Japan is troubled by the birth of less children, only so many children were born in 2021

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Japan To Set Up New Agency To Tackle Falling Birth Rate

Story first published: Monday, January 23, 2023, 13:46 [IST]

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