May 04, 2021 06:01 PM (GMT+8) · EqualOcean
Japan's child population has fallen for 40 years in a row, reflecting the country's aging problem, according to government data released on Tuesday. According to Japan's Ministry of general affairs, as of April 1, the number of children aged 14 and under was 14.93 million, about 190000 less than a year ago, the lowest since 1950. After 47 consecutive years of decline, the proportion of children fell to the lowest level of 11.9%.