Friday, October 28, 2016

Seniors 75 and older outnumber children in Japan

Seniors 75 and older outnumber children in Japan- Nikkei Asian Review:
"TOKYO -- Japan's rapidly aging population reached another milestone last year, with the number of seniors aged 75 and older surpassing that of children for the first time.
The internal affairs ministry announced the final results of its 2015 population survey Wednesday. The overall population, including foreigners staying in Japan for at least three months, came to a little over 127 million as of Oct. 1, 2015, down about 960,000 from the 2010 figure.
This marks the first overall decline since the quinquennial survey began in 1920.
...Meanwhile, foreign residents increased by 100,000 to a record 1.75 million, reflecting a rising number of foreign workers in the country.
Men accounted for 61.84 million of the total population, and women 65.25 million.
Japan still ranks as the 10th most populous country, as it did in 2010.
But No. 11 Mexico is nearly catching up. Japan was the only country among the top 20 nations that saw a population decline between 2010 and 2015.
...One in six seniors 65 years and older live alone in Japan -- contributing to a rise in deaths unattended by anyone."

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