Japan's population declines by largest margin of 831,872 in 2023


Hong Kong, Feb 27: Japan's population shrank by its largest-ever margin of 831,872 in 2023 from a year earlier, government data showed Tuesday.

The number of babies born in the country in 2023 fell to a record low, down by 5.1 per cent to 758,631, according to preliminary data released by the health ministry. The figure has remained below the 800,000 mark since 2022. (Kyodo)

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