TOKYO: Japan’s population shrank with a record loss of 831,872 in 2023, preliminary data released by the Health Ministry showed Tuesday, reported Xinhua.

The number of newborns in Japan fell to a record low, down by 5.1 per cent to 758,631 in the reporting period, according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. The figure marked the eighth straight year of decline and has remained below the 800,000 mark since 2022. -Bernama

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