Japanese babies weren’t too impressed when amateur sumo wrestlers held them during a baby crying contest at Sensoji temple in Tokyo. Japan’s birthrate has again fallen below 1 million for the second year in a row, sparking fresh concerns for the country’s population crisis. Photo: Reuters

Couples aren’t marrying, babies aren’t being born: Japan sees record population drop

The government now faces having to come up with more effective measures to achieve its fertility rate target by the end of 2025 and maintain the population at around 100 million in 2060

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Japanese babies weren’t too impressed when amateur sumo wrestlers held them during a baby crying contest at Sensoji temple in Tokyo. Japan’s birthrate has again fallen below 1 million for the second year in a row, sparking fresh concerns for the country’s population crisis. Photo: Reuters
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