August 4, 2014

Japan's Big Challenge: A Plummeting Population

John Traphagan, The National Interest

The Associated Press

With projections of at least a 50 percent decline in the population through the end of this century, Japan has a population problem. In rural parts of the country, the challenges are even more acute.

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