Japan’s population declines in 2015 for first time since 1920

Japan’s population stood at 127,094,745 as of Oct. 1, 2015, the final results of the census showed Wednesday, down 0.8 percent from the previous census five years earlier and marking the first decline since the survey began in 1920. Of the total ... ( read original story ...)

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