December 28 that according to a report by Japan’s Oriental News on the same day, the latest statistics show that the number of births in Japan in 2020 was about 848,000, a decrease of about 17,000 compared with 2019, and the lowest in history since 1899.
At the same time, it is reported that due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, the number of pregnant women in Japan in 2020 has also decreased compared with 2019, and the number of births in Japan is expected to fall below 800,000 in 2021, another new low.
According to the introduction, the birth population in Japan has been decreasing since the second “baby boom” in the early 1970s.
The annual birth population fell below 1 million for the first time in 2016 and below 900,000 in 2018.
According to the report, the number of newborns in Japan has decreased faster than the authorities’ forecast, and the problem of childlessization in the country is becoming more and more serious.