Japan’s population set to plummet by 40 million in a generation

Japan’s population set to plummet by 40 million in a generation

Japan’s population is set to plummet from 127 million to 88 million by 2065 – and is projected to drop even further to just 51 million by 2115 if current trends continue. The bleak forecast from the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research places greater pressure on the Japanese government to address its population problem, which has been described by economists as a “demographic time bomb”.

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