Japan demographic crisis: 1 in 10 residents are aged 80 or older
The country’s death rate has consistently surpassed its birth rate for over a decade, making it a pressing concern for local leaders
More than 1 in 10 US restaurants serve Asian food, new study finds
Some 12% of restaurants in the U.S. serve Asian food, and most of them are Chinese, Japanese or Thai, according to a new analysis from the P...
India to surpass China as world’s most populous country by mid-2023, says UN
India is expected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country by mid-2023, according to the United Nations (UN).
On Wednesday, the...
Michelle De Pacina
Why most Japanese people don’t want to live past 100
Most people in Japan do not want to live to or beyond 100 years old, according to a new survey.
In September 2022, a research firm commissi...
S. Korea to pay ‘reclusive lonely young people’ $500 a month to re-enter society
The South Korean government is offering $500 a month to “reclusive lonely young people” to help them to reconnect with society and “restore ...
Japan’s population shrinks to under 125 million in 12th straight year of decline
Japan’s population has fallen under 125 million during its 12th straight year of decline.
The Japanese population reportedly decreased by 55...
Chinese colleges give students a week off to ‘go fall in love’
Nine colleges in China are giving students a weeklong spring break to “enjoy love” amid China’s declining birth rate.
The schools, which are...
Japan’s birth rate plunges to new record low; politician blames citizens’ lack of ‘romantic ability’
Japan’s birth rate has plunged to a new record low, undermining the country’s initiatives to remedy its aging population.
According to Japan...
South Korea smashes own world record for lowest fertility rate
South Korea’s fertility rate has dropped yet again, beating its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate.
According to Statistics Ko...
Yale professor backpedals after floating ‘mass suicide’ for Japan’s aging population
An assistant professor at Yale is taking a softer stance on Japan’s aging society after stirring controversy by suggesting that the “elderly...
China’s Sichuan province drops ban on unmarried people having children
The Chinese province of Sichuan will legalize childbearing for unmarried couples beginning Feb. 15, with no limits on the number of kids the...
Issues & Racism
Wall Street Journal columnist accused of racism over ‘Are there ‘too many Asians?” op-ed
An opinion columnist with the Wall Street Journal has been accused of racism after penning an article initially titled “Are there ‘too many ...
Japan PM warns country will cease to ‘function as a society’ if population decline persists
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida declared a dire need for policies tackling the country’s declining birth rate, calling it “now or neve...
China’s population declines for the first time in 60 years
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China’s birth rates plummet as more women choose to not have babies due to COVID-related factors
Young people in China are ...
Baby girl born in Manila is symbolic 8 billionth person in the world
On Tuesday, demographers estimated humanity hit a global population of more than 8 billion people and will continue growing its global popu...
Japan wants its young people to drink more
The National Tax Agency in Japan is holding a contest asking those aged 20-39 to share business ideas for increasing alcohol demand among ...
India to surpass China as world’s most populous country next year, says UN
India will soon surpass China as the world’s most populous country by 2023, according to projections from a new United Nations report.
25% of Adults in Japan Are Virgins, Study Finds
About 1 in 4 young adults in Japan are not having sex, a recent study has found.
The study, conducted by researchers from the University of ...
China is Not Making Enough Babies, Sees Lowest Birth Rates Since 2000
China reportedly suffered a massive fall in birthrate in 2018 despite the government’s effort to increase the number of children being born ...
Japanese Lawmaker Says Not Having Children is ‘Selfish’
Politicians from Japan’s ruling party are placing the blame of the country’s population crisis on people who preferred not to have children,...
Japan Sees the Fastest Drop in Population Ever Recorded
Japan’s population has fallen at the fastest rate last year since its survey started in 1968. As per government data released on Wedne...
Recent Census Reveals Australia is More Asian Than Ever
A recent census revealed that the highly diversified population of Australia is now more Asian than ever before.
The new data showed that ju...
Why the South Korean Government Is Paying Families To Have More Babies
In a desperate effort to improve the nation’s waning birthrate, South Korea has been offering monetary incentives for families to have three...
China’s Two Child Policy Has Been Pretty Successful So Far
China believes that their new “two child policy” is a success as the birth rate in the country continues to rise.
In 2015, China issued a n...