Why would that make anyone happy. That is a sad fact.DanCar wrote:Maybe this will make you feel better:
In Japan, almost 450,000 more people died than were born in 2018
https://qz.com/1507590/japans-populatio ... reddit.com
Yes, individual countries like Japan have birth rates well below the replacement rate, and that will cause those countries demographic problems that will require immigration to fix (and Japan places a high value on the homogeneity of their society, so it would be a big change for them). China is another country facing a demographic hole, thanks to the 'one-child' policy that was continued much too long. In order to shrink the world's population without causing this sort of issue, a world birthrate around 1.8 - 1.9 seems to be about right, below the replacement rate of 2.1 (for developed countries; higher for those with higher infant mortality rates), but above the level where you're facing what in China (2016 birth rate 1.62) is called the 4-2-1 problem: one grandchild will be supporting the retirement of two parents and up to four grandparents. The alternative is that better health care and lifestyles allow more people who want to work to do so as long as they want, or (as is being developed in Japan), robot companions will take over much of elderly health care and assistance.cwerdna wrote:^^^
Because of the not having children discussion that found its way into http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 98#p542098.
(I glossed over most of that but there were definitely some amusing responses like http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 11#p543611...)
That said, I have read in numerous places that Japan's shrinking population does and will cause a bunch of problems. Examples at https://www.businessinsider.com/japans- ... omb-2018-6.
Oh so are you a vegan too! Awesome! High five brother!SageBrush wrote:Japan to restart commercial whale hunts
I find this so offensive I am going to stop buying Japanese goods until it is stopped.
x-posted from TMC
I view hunting whales much the same as I would view hunting humans.Dala wrote: Oh so are you a vegan too! Awesome! High five brother!