In 2021, a record low number of children born, which led to the greatest in the history of natural population reduction, showed government data on Friday in Japan.
Last year, 811 604 children were born, which is the lowest in the history of the Ministry of Health since 1899. The number of dead increased to 1 439 809 people, which led to a total decrease in the population by 628 205 people.
The total fertility ratio is the average number of children born to a woman in his lifetime – the sixth year in a row decreased to 1.3.
Japan has one of the oldest populations on Earth, and the closed borders of the country during the Covid-19 pandemic have accelerated labor reduction.