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  • Japan: Record dip in population as births fall below 1 mln

    The number of babies born in Japan fell below 1 million for the first time in 2016, while over 1.3 million people died, resulting in the largest population decline on record according to the results of a government survey revealed last week.

    Date : 06 Jun 2017
  • Japan, Singapore and Australia among world leaders in life expectancy

    APAC has fared well when it comes to life expectancy, with Japan, Singapore and Australia living longer lives compared to those from almost all other countries with the exception of the Swiss, based on the World Health Organisation's (WHO) latest World Health Statistics report issued last week.

    Date : 23 May 2017
  • New index shows disparity among regions in healthcare access and quality

    A much anticipated ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries released last week showed the large inequity of access to good healthcare in regions across the world. Australia was the best performing of the APAC nations at no. 6. Japan just missed top 10, coming in at 11th, but virtually all the countries are in Western Europe, where almost every nation has some form of universal health coverage.

    Date : 23 May 2017
  • Asia: A need to act early on ageing populations, warns IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on Asian economies to learn from Japan's experience and act early to cope with rapidly ageing populations, warning that parts of the region risk "getting old before becoming rich."

    Date : 16 May 2017
  • Japan: Population slips for sixth consecutive year

    Japan's population has fallen for the sixth consecutive year, though a rise in the number of foreign residents has cushioned the pace of decline, reported Kyodo News.

    Date : 18 Apr 2017