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Japan's population is shrinking by a quarter of a million people every year

Japan has one of the fastest shrinking populations in the world. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Emma Charlton

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Japan’s population is shrinking fast. Image: Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs
Population change by province in Japan. Image: Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs
The country’s population is getting older. Image: Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs
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