Japan’s population has dropped for the fourth year in a row, bringing it to a low not seen since 2000, and now more than 1 in 4 people in Japan is 65 or older
Last year, the population dropped by 215000, but the number of people aged 65 or older in Japan has reached 33 million and they outnumber people 14 and younger 2 to 1.
The population of Japan today is 127 million, but govt estimates this will fall to 87 million by 2060. By then 40% of people will be over 65.
Japan is harbinger for many Western countries, including the US as woman delay having children because of social and economic pressure.