Population Crisis

  • Shinji Yamashige
Part of the Advances in Japanese Business and Economics book series (AJBE, volume 16)


The Japanese population started to decline in 2008, and it is forecasted to shrink further at an increasingly rapid rate (c.f. Fig.  1.1). Moreover, the number of elderly people (above 65 years old) continues to increase. The elderly ratio, that is, the ratio of the elderly people to the total population, will peak at around 38% in 2050 before leveling out.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International and Public PolicyHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachiJapan

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