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Introduction

  • Inagawa Hidekazu
Chapter

Abstract

Population Decline: Japan’s Greatest Challenge

—Building a Population Policy and Forming a National Consensus for Our “Second Constitution.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Inagawa Hidekazu
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  1. 1.Faculty of SociologyToyo UniversityTokyoJapan

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