November 28, 2012
Aging Asia's Demographic Dilemma
Gordon Chang, Around Asia
By 2050, half of Japan's population will be over 52 and, according to the Economist, that country will be “the oldest society the world has ever known.” By the end of this century, the Japanese are expected to number 47 million, down from today’s 127.7 million. If there is any reason to be pessimistic about the future of the Land of the Rising Sun, it is its collapsing demography.
TAGGED: Demographics, Asia