Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bad news from Japan

Right up Mark Steyn's alley. Tuesday in Japan was Children's Day. Except there are fewer and fewer children there. Just 13 percent of the population is under 15, while 22.5 percent is over 65. The youngest group keeps shrinking and the oldest group is expected to continue rising.
The unprecedented changes in Japan's population, fueled by low birthrates and one of the highest life expectancies in the world, are expected to strain government services and pension programs, as well as lead to labor shortages.

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