Date : September 29, 2022
Population Dynamics and the Future of Japan (Dr. Miho Iwasawa, Director, Department of Population Dynamics Research, IPSS)
post date : 2022.09.16
In the second half of fiscal year 2022, the FPCJ will hold a series of press briefings on demographic change, one of the most important issues to consider for the future of Japan's society and economy. We are looking forward to meeting you.
Japanese society has long been noted to have a declining birthrate and aging population. In 2021, the population decreased by 644,000 compared to year before, and the number of births reached approximately 810,000, a record low since records began in 1899.
The Japanese economy has been in a slump for a long period of time, and COVID-19 added another worry to the trend of people being reluctant to get married and have children. The declining birthrate is a problem that could threaten the foundations of social and economic activity, so there is an urgent need to create a suitable environment for raising children.
The FPCJ has invited Dr. Miho Iwasawa, Director of the Department of Population Dynamics Research at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, to speak on population dynamics and the future of Japan.
FPCJ supporting members and embassy representatives may also participate in the briefing as observers (admission free).
■Date: September 29 (Thu), 2022, 14:30-16:00 (Deadline for application: Noon, Wednesday, September 28)
■Theme: Population Dynamics and the Future of Japan
■Briefer: Dr. Miho Iwasawa, Director, Department of Population Dynamics Research, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation
As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.
■Members of the Foreign Press:
Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16:00 on September 26. As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.
Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).
■How to Apply: Please refer to the email we sent.
*We will not be accepting applications by email.