Japan’s population falls its most since records kept, Bloomberg News says

TOKYO (TR) – Japan’s population fell for a sixth straight year in 2012, Bloomberg news reported, citing Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Last year the population experienced its greatest decline since the ministry started recording data in 1947, falling by 212,000, Bloomberg reported.

The nation’s health ministry reported 1.03 million births last year, a drop of 18,000 from the previous year, the new agency said.

With a median age of 44, Japan is the world’s oldest country, according to United Nations estimates.

Source: Bloomberg

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