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Why does Japan have so few children? – BBC News

Why does Japan have so few children? – BBC News


Japan’s number of children has been reported to be at its lowest since 1950.

There are just 14.6 million children in the nation under the age of 14, according to figures from Japan’s internal affairs ministry.

Japan’s falling birth rate and high life expectancy is putting pressure on public spending and resulting in labour shortages.

The BBC’s population correspondent Stephanie Hegarty reports.

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