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Date : December 4, 2019

Video report: Dealing with the “2040 Problem” of Seniors Accounting for 35% of the Population

post date : 2019.12.05

Japan has a declining birthrate and aging population. Over the next several decades, Japan’s population will continue to decline as its population grows older, with 35% of the population expected to be seniors by 2040 and almost 40% by 2060. In particular, in 2040 the members of Japan’s second baby boom, who are also the “employment ice age” generation and form a large segment of the population, will be 65 or older, putting the sustainability of Japanese society at risk.


The FPCJ invited the former Deputy Director-General of the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Professor Ryuichi Kaneko of Meiji University, to discuss ways to confront this “2040 Problem.”

The briefing had a total of 29 participants including journalists from China, Denmark, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the USA.



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Date: December 4 (Tue), 2019, 11:00-12:30

Theme: Dealing with the “2040 Problem” of Seniors Accounting for 35% of the Population

Briefer: Prof. Ryuichi Kaneko, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)


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