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Japan

Japan

Land of the Rising Sun
Country
Asia

Japan Demographic Problems

  • Japans population is decreasing (lost 440k people in 2018)
  • Expected to lose 1/3 of population in 40 years, 50% in 70 years (2019)
  • Fertility rate of 1.44 vs. 2.1 needed to keep population stable
  • Complicated by fat that Japan has little immigration
  • Demographic Problem Impacts
    • Expected to cause Japans economy to shrink
    • Could cause asset prices to increase (especially real estate) thanks to less demand
    • Worker shortages
    • Insufficient tax receipts required to fund aging population liabilities (pensions,etc.)