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Japan’s demographic crisis (part 2)

The demographic crisis facing Japan has been 35 years in the making.  This was the last time the total fertility rate was above the replacement level of 2.1.  Since then it has steadily declined to its current level of 1.27 … Continue reading

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Japan’s demographic Crisis (part 1)

With the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami still raging and the full economic impact is far from being clear I instead focus on the much longer term and potentially more damaging problem facing Japan, its aging population. Japan’s … Continue reading

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