Japan’s inhabitants declined to 125.93 million as of Jan. 1, down by 726,342 in its greatest drop since comparable knowledge turned accessible in 2013, as deaths once more outnumbered births and COVID-19 border restrictions saved international resident numbers low, authorities knowledge confirmed Tuesday.
The inhabitants got here to 125,927,902, together with resident foreigners, down 0.57 % from the earlier 12 months, in keeping with knowledge launched by the interior affairs ministry. The determine was additionally the biggest fall by share.
The variety of Japanese decreased by 619,140 to 123,223,561 for the thirteenth straight 12 months of decline, with deaths at an all-time excessive of round 1.44 million and births at a report low of round 810,000.
Resident foreigners fell 107,202 to 2,704,341, marking a drop for the second consecutive 12 months attributable to tighter border controls amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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