Japan’s Aging Population Woes Worsen

Last Modified: Tue Mar 15 2016 05:50:54 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 25%
    of the Japanese population is over 65 years old according to data released in April 2014.
  • 40%
    of the population will be 65 years and above by the year 2060, government has warned.
  • 1.001 million
    estimated number of Japanese newborns in 2014 compared with 1.269 million registered deaths, the lowest birth-rate ever recorded.
  • 10.4%
    of new prison inmates in 2014 were seniors, up from 1.9% in 1991.
  • 947,000
    The decline in Japan's from 2010 to 2015, the latest sign of the country's aging crisis.