Japan’s Earthquake and the Politics of Demography

Marcus Roberts | 05 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, earthquake, Japan, subsidy
Japan is scaling back its child-subsidy program after the March earthquake and tsunami.

People have to come before profits, even in a crisis

Alistair Nicholas | 21 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, Japan, tsunami
The Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster has become a textbook example of what not to do in an emergency.

Social Media Excels in a Tragedy

Katie Hinderer | 18 March 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: facebook, Japan, social media, twitter

The worst crisis for Japan since World War II?

George Friedman | 16 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Japan, nuclear power, tsunami
A leading analyst explains why nuclear power is so vital for Japan in an unpredictable world.

Was the tsunami the revenge of Gaia?

Zac Alstin | 14 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Japan, natural disasters, tsunami
When scientists wonder whether global warming was responsible for the devastation in Japan, something is wrong.

Japan’s new government seeks to boost birth rate

Michael Cook | 03 December 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: increasing birth rates, Japan
Japan's new government, led by the Democratic Party of Japan, seems to be taking its population problem seriously. The world's number two economy is set to shrink from about 127 million to 95 million by 2050. This means that the number of workers available to support  retirees will fall from 3 to 1.5. Because Japanese are notoriously hostile towards increased immigration, the government's options are limited. It is racking its brains for schemes to increase the birth rate. Here are some mentioned in an article by AFP:

Japan slowly cruising into financial shipwreck

Michael Cook | 16 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fertitily, Japan, population aging
Is Japan headed for financial meltdown because of decades of below replacement-level birth rates? Ambrose Evans-Pritchard says that doom is nigh in a recent column in the London Sunday Telegraph. He quotes a number of economists


Walter Pless | 05 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Academy Awards, death, Japan
It's hard to infuse death with luminous beauty, but Japanese director Yojiro Takita succeeds magnificently in this year's best foreign film.

Japan’s demographic collapse

Michael Cook | 31 March 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, Japan

Dogs in prams

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 September 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, Japan, motherhood
Childless Japanese women push the country's culture of cute too far.

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