Elderly women walk through a traditional alley in Kyoto. People aged 65 or older now account for a record 29 per cent of the entire Japanese population. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images
Elderly women walk through a traditional alley in Kyoto. People aged 65 or older now account for a record 29 per cent of the entire Japanese population. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images
Japan

Japan’s population drops most in 9 years, number of over-65s hits record high

  • All 47 Japanese prefectures except Okinawa saw their population fall, with Tokyo and its surrounds having fewer people for the first time since 2013
  • People aged 65 or older now account for a record 29 per cent of the country’s entire population. Resident foreigners fell 107,202 to 2.7 million

Elderly women walk through a traditional alley in Kyoto. People aged 65 or older now account for a record 29 per cent of the entire Japanese population. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images
Elderly women walk through a traditional alley in Kyoto. People aged 65 or older now account for a record 29 per cent of the entire Japanese population. Photo: LightRocket via Getty Images
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