Number of Births in Japan To Hit Record Low in 2017

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An anonymous reader shares a report: The number of births in Japan this year has fallen to is lowest since records began more than a century ago with about 941, 000 new babies, the health ministry said on Friday, proof if any were needed that it faces an ageing and shrinking population. The number of births will be about 4 percent lower than last year and the lowest since the government started compiling data in 1899, the ministry said. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Number of Births in Japan To Hit Record Low in 2017

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