Daily Hive: Japan's population is shrinking faster than ever before

„While our beloved moon is slowly shrinking, it’s not the only thing… Japan’s population has fallen into an alarming state of decline. In 2018, Japan set a new record for fewest babies born since 1899, CNN reports. The figure was 25,000 less than in 2017. This marks the third year in a row where fewer than a million babies were born, not to mention the lowest number of births in Japan since modern records first began.
(…) As for Japan’s super-ageing population, people are finding various positive and artistic ways to address the phenomenon. For example, German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen has been taking portraits of centenarians for a book called Aging Gracefully, with some subjects hailing from Japan. Another silver lining is that as the country addresses its declining population and navigates the issue of immigration, it may become easier for foreigners to live, work, and experience all that Japan has to offer first-hand. If you’ve always dreamed of living in Japan, your chance may be coming sooner than you think.” by Trixie Pacis …more