According to Japan’s “Mainichi Shimbun”, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare reported on the 2nd that the population dynamic statistics in 2022 showed that the number of babies born was 770,747, a decrease of 40,875 from the previous year. This is the first decline since Japan began statistics in 1899. According to Reuters, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroichi Matsuno responded at a press conference later in the day, saying that this should be regarded as a “silent emergency (major emergency)”.
According to a Reuters report, Hiroichi Matsuno also said that Japan’s birth rate is developing at a critical rate, with the number of births reduced by nearly 200,000 within five years. The policy on childcare “is related to the maintenance of our country’s social functions and is imminent. “The subject of procrastination”.
According to the “Mainichi Shimbun”, according to the 2022 data reported by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan on the 2nd, the number of children born to a woman in Japan in her lifetime is 1.26, which has dropped for 7 consecutive years and is the same as in 2005, which is the lowest point in history. In order to maintain the population of Japan, this data needs to reach 2.07.