Government data shows that Japan’s estimated child population has reached record levels after falling for 40 years.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the number of children aged 14 or younger was 14.93 million since April 1, which is 190,000 fewer than a year ago and the lowest figure among comparable figures.
On April 28, 2021, children watch at the Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay event in Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan. (Kyodo) == Kyodo
The proportion of children in the total population dropped to 11.9 percent even after a decline of 47 years.
Japan has the lowest proportion of 33 countries, with South Korea having a population of 13.3 percent and Italy with 13.3 percent, according to the UN Demographics Album.