Japan’s population, including non-Japanese residents, as of Oct. 1 last year dropped by 595,000, or 0.48 pct, from a year before to 124,352,000, down for the 13th successive year, the internal affairs ministry said Friday.

The number of people aged 75 or over exceeded 20 million for the first time ever, showing that the aging of the country’s population has advanced further.

  • Flying SquidM
    392 months ago

    Japan: “We could allow those dirty foreigners into the country to ruin the purity of the Japanese population or we could keep trying to figure out how to use robots to make our society continue to function.”

    World: “You’re doing robots, aren’t you?”

    Japan: “We’re doing robots.”