7 signs Japan has become a ‘demographic time bomb’.


 

Japan is dealing with what economists call a “demographic time bomb.”Through a vicious cycle of low fertility and low consumer spending, the country’s economy has gradually shrunk over the last 25 years.

People are living longer, and they’re heaping greater social-security costs onto younger generations who aren’t having kids to replace them – thereby furthering the cycle.

Here are some of the most visible signs in daily life that the time bomb is ticking.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.in/7-signs-japan-has-become-a-demographic-time-bomb/articleshow/57719902.cms

 

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