Here is another news of a record population decline in a highly-developed country. After legislating and funding anti-life programs, Japan is now struggling to cope with a rapidly-declining population and the situation is seemingly irreversible. There is nothing envious about the reproductive health programs of countries like Japan and the U.S. That is why it does not make any sense why the Philippine government is so excited to jump on this bandwagon, and to drag the whole country into a population suicide.
Japan’s population logged a record drop in 2012, health ministry estimates showed recently, highlighting concerns that an ever-dwindling pool of workers is having to pay for a growing number of pensioners.
A record low 1,033,000 babies were born last year, against 1,245,000 deaths, resulting in a net drop of 212,000 in the nation’s population of about 126 million, according to figures from the ministry. The decline is sharper than in 2011 when the annual decline topped 200,000 for the first time.
Japan is rapidly greying, with more than 20 percent of the population aged 65 or over — one of the highest proportions of elderly people in the world.