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Sat, Feb. 6th, 2010 12:26 pm
Growing old in, and with, Japan

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(Anonymous)
Sat, Feb. 6th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)

Even with a really radical population reduction, Japan simply becomes Britain

Not really, because the demographics will be very different. The average age in Japan will be much older, which in turn will affect Japan's creativity, energy levels, etc.


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imomus
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imomus
Sat, Feb. 6th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)

Well, right now the average age in the UK is 39, in Japan it's 42.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Feb. 6th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)

That gap will surely widen as Japan's population levels decline.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Feb. 6th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)

I expect so. Population growth, 2002-2008: Japan 0.25%, UK 1.95%.

Japan is one of the few nations in the world to have, as Wikipedia puts it, "severe enough or sustained sub-replacement fertility to have population decline", along with Russia, Lithuania, and Ukraine.


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