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Japan’s Declining Population: Clearly a Problem, But What’s the Solution?

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Four experts discuss Japan’s declining population at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

A problem that is was multidimensional: Japanese men continue to face the pressures of long hours at work, and are increasingly reluctant to marry; women are choosing to marry later, have less children, or not marry at all; the government has rejected immigration as a solution to replenish a declining population; and official policy is instead looking to technology, mainly in the form of humanoid robots, to resolve the declining population problem.

Event Speakers: Leonard Schoppa, Robin LeBlanc, Keiko Yamanaka and Jennifer Robertson.

 

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