- The National Tax Agency in Japan is holding a contest asking those aged 20-39 to share business ideas for increasing alcohol demand among young people.
- The campaign, called “Sake Viva!”, hopes to make drinking more desirable.
- Participants have until the end of September to submit their ideas, the best of which will be developed and presented in November.
- According to the campaign’s website, Japan’s alcohol industry is declining due to the country’s aging population.
To boost its alcohol industry and economy, the National Tax Agency in Japan is holding a contest for participants to design alluring business proposals that will increase alcohol demand among the younger generation.
According to the “Sake Viva!” campaign’s website, the alcohol market in Japan is declining due to a significant factor: the older demographic of the country’s population. Drinking habits altered by the COVID-19 pandemic are also listed as a cause for the decline in alcohol sales.
India will soon surpass China as the world’s most populous country by 2023, according to projections from a new United Nations report.
In celebration of World Population Day, the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs released its World Population Prospects 2022 report on Monday with a summary of global population projections.
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 Tokyo, examined data on heterosexual inexperience of Japanese adults between the ages of 18 and 39, from seven rounds of the National Fertility Survey of Japan between 1987 and 2015.
China reportedly suffered a massive fall in birthrate in 2018 despite the government’s effort to increase the number of children being born in the country through its population control scheme.
It is expected that the final figure for births in 2018 will drastically drop below 15 million, according to state-run tabloid outlet Global Times via South China Morning Post.
Politicians from Japan’s ruling party are placing the blame of the country’s population crisis on people who preferred not to have children, with one official calling them “selfish.”
Japan’s population decline, which sees a trend decreasing the number of Japanese by one third in the next 50 years, has prompted the government to implement measures to boost rates to at least 1.8 children per woman, Express reports.
Japan’s population has fallen at the fastest rate last year since its survey started in 1968. As per government data released on Wednesday, the number decreased by 308,084 from the previous year to 125,583,658 as of January 1, 2017.
According to Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry, this marked the eighth consecutive year of decline, despite the fact that measures have been taken to address the graying society.
A recent census revealed that the highly diversified population of Australia is now more Asian than ever before.
The new data showed that just a little over half of Australia’s residents had two Australian-born parents. The figure, which now stands at only 50.7%, is a significant drop from 54% in 2011 and 57% back in 2006.
In a desperate effort to improve the nation’s waning birthrate, South Korea has been offering monetary incentives for families to have three or more children.
So far, between 2006 to 2016, the South Korean government has spent over 101.6 trillion won ($90,000,000) to encourage people to procreate. The campaign, however, has yet to yield the necessary results to keep South Korea’s population of 51 million stable.
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 new policy which allows parents to have two children instead of one. This comes in response to their growing and aging population, declining workforce and the government’s worry about the cost of taking care of the elderly.