The estimated number of people aged 65 or older in Japan stood at a record high of 36.4 million as of Wednesday, an increase of 220,000 from a year before, the internal affairs ministry said Sunday.
In 2020, the population aged 65 years and above in Japan accounted for approximately 28.4 percent of the total Japanese population. Due to a low birth rate and high longevity, people aged 65 years and over were estimated to make up almost 38 percent of the population in Japan by 2060.
The population of Japanese aged 90 or older stands at 2.31 million, including 70,000 at 100 years old or above. Old people will account for 30.0 percent of the Japanese population in 2025 and reach 35.3 percent in 2040, according to forecast by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research.
Japan’s population began to decline in 2011. In 2014, Japan’s population was estimated at 127 million; this figure is expected to shrink to 107 million (16%) by 2040 and to 97 million (24%) by 2050 should the current demographic trend continue.
The current population of Japan is 125,946,118 as of Monday, November 15, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data. Japan 2020 population is estimated at 126,476,461 people at mid year according to UN data.
Japan is the oldest country in the world. The Japanese Emperor who ascended the throne in 660 BCE was apparently the descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu.
In Japan, the elderly are generally treated with the utmost respect. Many Japanese families have several generations living under one roof. In fact, there are more elderly citizens than young people in Japan. The population is comprised of more people over the age of 65 than any other age group.
Afghanistan is the worst country for the elderly. At 60 years old, Afghan residents could expect only 9.2 years of good health — one of the only nations in the world where healthy life expectancy at 60 was less than a decade.
TOKYO — Japan’s population shrank by a record 420,000 people last year, government estimates show, as the coronavirus pandemic dealt a heavy blow to an influx of foreign workers that had helped offset the country’s ongoing natural population decline.
Japan’s population drops by record number to 126.65 million amid pandemic. Japan’s population declined to 126.65 million as of Jan. The number of people leaving Japan surpassed those entering the country, contributing to the first drop in seven years of resident foreigners at 2,811,543, down 55,172 from 2020.
Does Japan limit family size? In 2009, the Population Ordinance was amended to again restrict the number of children to be one or two children, although individuals were allowed to decide the timing and spacing of their births.
Osaka is known for having Japan’s friendliest and most out-going people.
Japan is known as a group-oriented society that is less individualistic than Western nations. Yet, some Japanese people spend time alone, sometimes due to personal preference.