Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso. Photo: AFP

Japan’s deputy PM Taro Aso sorry for saying women are ‘the problem’ when it comes to nation’s declining birth rate

  • Aso was speaking after data showed Japan’s population fell by a record 448,000 people in 2018
  • In 2007, the then health minister, Hakuo Yanagisawa, described women as ‘birth-giving machines’
Topic |   Ageing society

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Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso. Photo: AFP
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