Overseas Network, June 5th, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced the 2019 Japan's vital statistics. According to statistics, Japan's infant birth rate (referring to the average number of children born in a woman's life) is 1.36, which has been dropping for four consecutive years, and the data has reached a new low. In addition, the number of natural reductions (the number of deaths minus the number of births) was 515,864, which exceeded the 500,000 mark for the first time, and the rate of population reduction accelerated further.
According to Japan's "Yomiuri Shimbun" reported on the 5th, in 2019, Japan's new population was 865,234, a decrease of more than 50,000 from the previous year. This data is also the lowest since statistics in 1899. The birth rate of babies in Japan in 2015 was 1.45, which is basically declining year by year at a rate of 0.01 percentage points per year. The data for 2018 was 1.42, and it plummeted by 0.06 percentage points in 2019.
The number of deaths in Japan in 2019 was 1,381,098, an increase of 18,628 over the previous year, the largest number after World War II. Therefore, the number of people naturally decreased by more than 70,000 people compared with the previous year, the largest number since statistics. The Japanese population has been decreasing since 2013.
The birth rate of babies has been decreasing year by year, which has been a headache for the Japanese government. Talking about the reason, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare analyzed: "In 2018, the number of Japanese marriages was the lowest after World War II, and the low birth rate may be affected by this." Japanese media said that 85% of newborn babies are produced by women aged 25-39. This The number of women of all ages is decreasing every year. (Overseas Wang Shanning)