Japanese Population Plunges By Record In 2013

Tyler Durden's picture

Given that young people in Japan have lost interest in sex, with 45% of Japanese women 16-24 "not interested in or despise sexual contact," it is perhaps not entirely surprising that, as Japan Times reports, Japan's population fell by a record 244,000 in 2013. This further raises concerns over an ever-dwindling workforce that supports an ever-growing number of pensioners, with the proportion of people aged over 65 reaching nearly 40% by 2060.

 

Via Japan Times,

An estimated 1,031,000 babies were born in 2013, down about 6,000 from a year earlier, the ministry said.

 

On the other hand, around 1,275,000 people died — up about 19,000 from the previous year, the highest annual rise since World War II.

 

As a result, the natural population decline came to a record 244,000, the ministry said, beating the previous highest fall of 219,000 in 2012.

 

Japan’s population totalled 126,393,679 as of March 31, down 0.21 percent from a year earlier, according to a government figure.

 

It has continually declined since 2007 by natural attrition — deaths minus births.

 

Japan is rapidly greying, with more than 20 percent of the population aged 65 or over — one of the highest proportions of elderly people in the world. The country has very little immigration and any suggestion of opening its borders to young workers who could help plug the population gap provokes strong reactions among the public.

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SHEEPFUKKER's picture

No more fucking in Japan, just fuku'ing. 

johnconnor's picture

they are fucking these nice dolls and robot-schoolgirls

i-dog's picture

 

"45% of Japanese women 16-24 "not interested in or despise sexual contact,"

Wow...they sure have changed since I was living there!

PT's picture

Hey, you still got a 55% chance.

If you don't know how you would support your kids, it makes sense not to have any in the first place.  Mind you, that logic usually means nothing in the real world (otherwise we would all be extinct).

Why do these articles never mention all the money saved by society having less children to support?  Less money spent on schools, education, kindergartens etc.  Shouldn't the savings balance the expenses?

They talk about decreased population as if it is a bad thing.  No mention of lower energy requirements, lower water requirements, less waste etc.  

P.S.  O.T.  Do the Japs still have 32 different recycling bins? 

MeMadMax's picture

Ah hell,

I'll go to japan, and given enough time, will double the population.

 

^.^

jonjon831983's picture

Well, it is due to disinterest, it's a different matter from bareback bangin away like an animal.  Plus of course cost of living issues = lower birth rate.

mkkby's picture

I call bullshit.  Women POLLED say they aren't interested in sex.  But how do they BEHAVE in private?  This just sounds like a cultural bias toward appearing non slutty.

As for the population declining.  We all should wish for this.  The planet is too god damned crowded.  That is why the oceans are dying, polution is horrible, food is tainted with everything imaginable and it is noisey/crowded everywhere.  Lower population -- a good thing.

chumbawamba's picture

This article should be titled, "Places not to go to get laid".

I am Chumbawamba.

WarriorClass's picture

No problem, just send them our mexicans.

RKDS's picture

That should appeal to those stupid enough to promote immigration as a magic elixir that solves all problems ever.

mvsjcl's picture

Yeah, I caught that too. 2060? Sheeech! That's like three generations from now.

Seize Mars's picture

mkkby

First, every single person on Earth can fit into Alaska with no problem.

Secondly, it's been shown over and over that humans are capable of managing their own reproductive rates to fit with their environments. For example first-world birth rates.

So there is no need for any eugenic / mass murder / Marxist population control / Dr. Evil centrally planned population control. We'll be just fine, thanks.

jonjon831983's picture

The problem isn't numbers, it is consumption habits.  Depending on the causes of 1st world lower birth rates... looking at how much we consume compared to the rest of the world... might not be the right way at it.

stacking12321's picture

-1 for the dishonest comment.

mkkby absolutely, positively, did NOT suggest "eugenic / mass murder / Marxist population control", you made up this bullshit 100% and tried to put words in his mouth.

try actually reading the article, idiot! it's about people having fewer kids, not about killing people off, and no one is stopping japanese from having children - it is a CHOICE they are making.

 

 

Serenity Now's picture

Exactly.  I could fit hundreds of people in my house, but that doesn't mean everyone would have a bed to sleep in, a pot to piss in, food to eat, means to cook said food, enough water, etc. 

Headbanger's picture

So at that percentage rate of population decline, there will be half as many Japanese in 330 years

(1 - 0.0021)^330 = 0.4997

And about 20% less in 100 years.

But then again nasty events like Fukishima and a war with China or two would greatly accelerate their population decline.

 

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

HB, your calculations are assuming population decline will follow a linear line. It won't. When the initial portion of the Japanese population born in the 1930s hits 85 it will become exponential. That is the end of this decade. 20 % decline will be here in 10 years or less.

Seize Mars's picture

stacking

His quote was

"...the planet is too god damned crowded.  That is why the oceans are dying, polution is horrible, food is tainted with everything imaginable and it is noisey/crowded everywhere.  Lower population -- a good thing..."

...which is a typical central-planner thing to say. My reply was, essentially, "the world is not too crowded."

Pollution, shortages of resources and other economic problems would correct themselves immediately if we lived in a world where saving drove capital formation, and where risk is met with consequence. Then, prices would have meaning, in that they would reflect scarcity. That is not the world we're living in right now, because we are all slaves to fiat paper, where new capital formation reflects your connections, not reality.

Understand?

And thanks for calling me an idiot, idiot.

mkkby's picture

Okay, fuck face.  If you like crowding like that feel free to move to Mexico City, or some other 3rd work shit hole and see how much fun that is.

You are a douche bag, so don't even bother with any more dishonest comments.  Nobody is falling for it anyway.

Seize Mars's picture

Take a deep breath. Breathe easy.

Relax I'm not giving you a hard time, bro. My comments are honest, they just are at odds with other comments. It's ok, bro it's called discourse.

Rafferty's picture

Not really.  As you say  humans are capable of managing their own reproductive rates to fit with their environments.  But Obama'sons and daughters are no longer in an African environment where nature sorted out excess population. Hence the explosion in their numbers in the west.

Blankenstein's picture

This comment is based on emotion and is lacking any factual information.  You might start by learning the exponential function.  At current population rates, in 700 years there will be enough people to occupy every square meter of the earth.  This of course won't happen though, and some undesireable, natural population control will occur.  Or we can stop being a bunch of narcissist, idiotic hairless apes and start making intelligent choices to avoid these negative outcomes, such as not breeding like bacteria. Also, there are not enough resources on the Earth to support the modern lifestyles of a huge population (oil, clean water, etc.)  

Exponential function:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2rkpBSY

Seize Mars's picture

No, humans are not bacteria. People will regulate their own population growth. There is plenty of evidence to show this. No one is a slave to a geometric progression of reproduction. People can choose how many children they will have, and they do this all the time without a hysterical central planner looking over their shoulders.

Blankenstein's picture

Well, then they should stop behaving like bacteria.  So you think the people who currently don't family plan are going to suddenly care about whether or not they can afford children?  Or whether or not their breeding is negatively impacting the environment through pollution, overcrowding and increased use of limited resources?  Have you looked around?  We are an Idiocracy.  The Kmart jingle bells commerical is evidence we are there.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icmRCixQrx8

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8rhIZJAdd0 

 

 

StychoKiller's picture

Narrator:  [while brutally beating Angel Face] I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species. I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all the French beaches I'd never see. I wanted to breathe smoke.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Perhaps they just haven't met the right guy with the right opportunity?

Martel's picture

I'll go to japan, and given enough time, will double the population.

Once the Yen collapses, Japan will be invaded by Western men. Jap girls like us "Charisma Men", so it will be real FUK-U-shima-BANG-BANG. I'd hate to be a young Japanese nerdy guy. No chances with women, and the future as a salaryman working 14 hour days 'til death.

 

vxpatel's picture

but we need constant growth! an infinte economy expanding with infinite population growth and an invisible hand to sort it all out...what could go wrong?

Anusocracy's picture

Asexuality is just another departure from the animal world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asexual_Visibility_and_Education_Network

This article is about humans who lack sexual attraction or interest in sexual activity. For other uses, see Asexual.

Asexuality (or nonsexuality)[1][2][3] is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone or low or absent interest in sexual activity.[4][5][6] It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation, or one of the four variations thereof, alongside heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality.[7][8][9] A study in 2004 placed the prevalence of asexuality at 1%.[7][10]

Asexuality is distinct from abstention from sexual activity and from celibacy,[11] which are behavioral and generally motivated by factors such as an individual's personal or religious beliefs;[12] sexual orientation, unlike sexual behavior, is believed to be "enduring".[13] Some asexual people do engage in sexual activity despite lacking a desire for sex or sexual attraction, due to a variety of reasons, such as a desire to please romantic partners or a desire to have children.[6]

Acceptance of asexuality as a sexual orientation and field of scientific research is still relatively new,[4][6][8][14] as a growing body of research from both sociological and psychological perspectives has begun to develop.[6] While some researchers assert that asexuality is a sexual orientation, other researchers disagree.[8][9]

Various asexual communities have started to form since the advent of the Internet and social media. The most prolific and well-known of these communities is the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), which was founded in 2001 by David Jay.[9][15]

youngman's picture

Helen Thomas comes to mind.....

AbbeBrel's picture

Best thing I have seen on this topic comes from the ever-wise Savage Love:

 

 

Not Sexual, Not Asexual

It should come as no shock to someone who reads my column every week—or any other advice column—that there are lots of people out there who want to be in relationships but don't particularly want to have sex. We don't usually hear directly from these "minimally sexual" types. Instead, we hear from their maximally unhappy partners, i.e., the "normally sexual persons" who find themselves unhappily married to and/or otherwise stuck with minimally sexual persons.

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=6577949

Kobe Beef's picture

Read the scientific work of John Calhoun if you want to know the effects of population densities on mammals.

toadold's picture

My search fu is weak tonight, but those polls showing Japanese losing intrest in sex where shown to be put out by newspapers trying to make sales. Their methodology was suspect in who they questioned.  The big problem is that jobs that pay enough to support  kids are scarce and women who get higher education and get well paying jobs face getting kicked out of the work force if they have a child due to traditions.   A lot of unhappy campers. Meanwhile politicians there continue to get caught when the police raid "illegal" sex shops.  One had a fetish for girls dressed as airling stewardeses, both his wife and his mistress were upset about it.  

rocymf's picture

Agreed. Japanese women not liking sex is just too ridiculous to be believed. I think Japanese men are just fed up with Gaijin stealing their females and put out disinfo like this to keep Japanese women for themselves.

Serenity Now's picture

Has anybody here BEEN to Japan lately?  The young men look like girls, so it's no wonder the real girls don't have any interest in them.  I think it's the boys who don't have interest in the girls, not the other way around.  

The older men work late every night and then go to the bars and get drunk.  In the large cities there are pink WOMEN ONLY train cars so the women won't have to put up with Grabby Grabberson on his way home from the bar.  It doesn't seem like the young people have much of an example to emulate.

Just like Russia.

Just like the US.

Four chan's picture

japanese porn is disgusting, if thats their best in the sack, they are doomed for extinction.

knukles's picture

I don't understand how they mate.  I mean, all the genitalia are a bunch of small squares.....

Mr Pink's picture

Damn! My New Year's resolution was to bang a 16-24 yr old Japanese girl!

remain calm's picture

With all that radiation floating around, Japanese men are shooting blanks anyways.

Lore's picture

If only it were that simple. The DNA is ruined, which means the pregnancies are ruined.  (See birth defects resulting from exposure to Depleted Uranium.)  As casualties mount, watch the marketing ramp up to support Birthright screening and interracial adoption.  Then there's this thing called the Food Chain...

Japan is doomed, and somehow, on some level, people are realizing it, despite the best efforts of government officials to "save face."

JuliaS's picture

Thanks to Fukushima disaster and any potential ones between now and 2060, the changes are that 99% of them won't live till 65.

snr-moment's picture

So their economy should boom in the future!

overexposed's picture

And now we all get to observe what the magic of declining demographics does to a modern nation.  Japan's leading the way here, but the rest of the developed world ain't that far behind.

thedrickster's picture

Unlike Japan however, the West is propping up their failing demographic mess with 3rd world hordes.

Should be interesting to see who fares worse.

Schlomo Bergstein's picture

I'm guessing the West.

If you import the 3rd world, you get 3rd world problems.

Soul Glow's picture

Yeah just like America at the turn of the 20th Century?  

What a stupid post you just made.

Schlomo Bergstein's picture

You're right, America is in a great position socially, culturally and economically. You sure opened my eyes. /sarc

The London Riots, Paris riots, Stockholme riots, Sydney riots etc. happened because mass immigration from the third world is double plus ungood.

Soul Glow's picture

I cited the turn of the 20th Century, not today.  You want to go farm for $10 a day?  Be my guest.

And those riots were done by a bunch of white brutes with baseball bats.

Courtesy Zero Hedge:

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/london-rioters-attack-ritz-hotel-fail-d...

But hey, why don't you go ride Glen Beck's jock some more.