Japan Population Seen Declining 30 Percent by 2060

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Japan has issued a new census estimate warning that its population — currently 128 million — could shrink by one-third by the year 2060.

Officials say life expectancy continues to increase, while birth rates continue to decline.

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Seniors 65 and over are projected to account for 40 percent of the country’s residents by 2060.

The new projections were released Monday by the Health and Welfare Ministry.

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