on geopolitics

Metabolizing Japan, the World's Oldest Nation

Reva Goujon
VP of Global Analysis, Stratfor
Aug 30, 2016 | 08:01 GMT
Japan demographic decline population
An aging population and a shrinking workforce will force Japan to innovate to overcome its economic malaise. But the island nation has shown time and again that it is capable of great feats under pressure.
(YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Tackling the roots of demographic decline is no easy task. Population growth is considered stable at a 2.1 total fertility rate, meaning mom and dad are producing enough offspring at least to replace themselves. But a more urbanized world means a higher cost of living and tighter living quarters, leaving less physical and financial room to seat a big family around the dinner table....

Article Search

Copyright © Stratfor Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Stratfor Worldview

OUR COMMITMENT

To empower members to confidently understand and navigate a continuously changing and complex global environment.

GET THE MOBILE APPGoogle Play