China News Service, August 5th. According to Kyodo News Agency, Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications released on the 5th the results of the population dynamics survey based on the Basic Resident Register. As of January 1, 2020, Japan’s domestic population has decreased by about 50% from the previous year. 10,000, the population dropped by 0.4%, and negative growth for 11 consecutive years, the number of declines and the rate of decline both hit record highs.
According to reports, as of January 1, 2020, the domestic population of Japan was 124,271,318, a year-on-year decrease of 505,046. In terms of prefectures, the population of 44 prefectures has decreased, while the increase is only in the three prefectures of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Okinawa. The uneven population distribution is even more prominent.
Despite the government's initiatives to create local birthplaces, there is still a pattern of declining birthrates and accelerating the concentration of Tokyo's unipolarity.
In 2019, the number of births in Japan was 866,908, which was less than 900,000 for the first time, setting a record low. The number of deaths was 1,378,906, a record high. On the other hand, the working population aged 15 to 64 accounted for 59.29% of the total, a decrease of 0.20%. On the other hand, the proportion of the population over the age of 65 increased by 0.35 percentage points to 28.41%, and the aging population has increased.