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Political correctness preventing child births in Japan

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22.05.2019

Even the Antarctic penguins have heard about Japan’s declining population; so massive is the obnoxious media storm. Pan-childlessness is a great tragedy, indeed. But it is not as if Japan is going to disappear next summer. In fact, the country’s population in 2018 fell from 126.4 million to 126.0 million. Doomsayers have Japan shrink to 100.0 million by 2050. Still, a far greater population than that of Germany (83 million) or France (67 million) or Great Britain (66 million) today.

Having the numbers out of the way, it is an unspoken agreement in Japan not to talk about the true reasons for childless women. Childless women must never be discussed in the land off the Rising Sun, I claim, for the reason that "political correctness" holds sway over all public discourses and the people of Japan. The Japanese would rather lie about their country’s population decline than to be........

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