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Too Old to Fight? Will Demographic Shifts Alter Asia’s Geostrategic Landscape? 
September 14, 2020

Too Old to Fight? Will Demographic Shifts Alter Asia’s Geostrategic Landscape? 

By Robert Farley
The demographic situation in the Asia-Pacific is quite unlike that of any other epoch of geostrategic competition.

Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?
August 17, 2020

Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?

By Thisanka Siripala
The coronavirus economic fallout adds new challenges to tackling Japan’s worrying fertility projections.
Japan 2019: Feast or Famine
February 07, 2019

Japan 2019: Feast or Famine

By Anthony Fensom
Economist Jesper Koll on what to expect from Abenomics and Japan's economy in 2019.

Japan’s Robot Revolution
July 10, 2015

Japan’s Robot Revolution

By Anthony Fensom
As the nation grapples with a shrinking workforce, are robots the solution?

In Japan, Will Hafu Ever Be Considered Whole?
October 03, 2013

In Japan, Will Hafu Ever Be Considered Whole?

Mixed-race individuals and their families seek acceptance in a homogeneous Japan.

Japan’s Future: Less Sex, More Shoplifting
July 22, 2013

Japan’s Future: Less Sex, More Shoplifting

Elderly shoplifters now outnumber thieving teens in Tokyo. What’s to be done?

How Demography Is Changing Japan
February 26, 2013

How Demography Is Changing Japan

“The increasingly inverted structure of Japan’s population pyramid, with fewer young people than old people, means that it will be very difficult to generate the tax revenues necessary to pay for the healthcare needs of the elderly. “

Japan's Demographic Disaster
February 03, 2013

Japan's Demographic Disaster

Japan is faced with an unprecedented population challenge that will have social, economic, and political consequences for years to come.

December 14, 2012

What Is Japan’s Clout?

In the world of geopolitics there are different ways to measure a nation’s “clout.” Where does Japan rank?

Japan's Demographic Nightmare
August 09, 2012

Japan's Demographic Nightmare

If trends continue, Japan’s population will be cut in half by the end of the century.

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