News Forum

Desperate Japanese head to 'suicide forest'

 
 



Go Back   News Forum > Top Stories > Breaking News
Breaking News Forum Desperate Japanese head to 'suicide forest' at News Forum - CNN - Found 1 hour ago Taro's story is just one of hundreds logged at Aokigahara Forest every year, a ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
NF Reporter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 66,765
Default Desperate Japanese head to 'suicide forest'

CNN - Found 1 hour ago
Taro's story is just one of hundreds logged at Aokigahara Forest every year, a place known throughout Japan as the "suicide forest." The area is home to the highest number of suicides in the entire country. Japan's suicide rate, already one of the world's highest, has increased with the recent ...
Iowa Senator Backs Off On AIG Suicide Remark - Tampa Bay Online
EDITORIAL: AIG bonuses prompt widespread anger - TradingMarkets
Outrage Over AIG Bonuses Continues; Grassley Recommends Suicide For Bonus Takers - Street Insider
Explore All
Tampa Bay Online

Desperate Japanese head to 'suicide forest'
NF Reporter is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 07:51 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Okolona, Ky.
Posts: 25,516
Question

Almost a quarter million fewer Japanese...

Japanese population continues to decline: government report
Thu, Jan 02, 2014 - RECORD DROP: Japanís population in March was 0.21 percent lower than at the same time a year earlier as deaths minus births totaled 244,000
Quote:
Japanís population fell by a record 244,000 last year, according to Japanese Ministry of Health estimates released yesterday, highlighting concerns over an ever-dwindling workforce supporting a growing number of pensioners. An estimated 1,031,000 babies were born in Japan last year, down about 6,000 from a year earlier, the ministry said.

On the other hand, about 1,275,000 people died ó up about 19,000 from the previous year, the highest annual rise since World War II. As a result, the natural population decline came to a record 244,000, the ministry said, beating the previous highest fall of 212,000 in 2012. Japanís population totaled 126,393,679 as of March 31, down 0.21 percent from a year earlier, according to a Japanese government figure.

It has continually declined since 2007 by natural attrition ó deaths minus births. Japan is rapidly graying, with more than 20 percent of the population aged 65 or over ó one of the highest proportions of elderly people in the world. The country has very little immigration and any suggestion that it open its borders to young workers who could help plug the population gap provokes strong opposition reactions among the public.

The proportion of people aged 65 or over will reach nearly 40 percent of the population in 2060, according to a 2012 government report. Deaths were first reported to outnumber births in Japan in 2005, the first decline since 1899 when it began collecting the data, Japanese health ministry figures showed.

Japanese population continues to decline: government report - Taipei Times
waltky is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LA coroner: Japanese businessman's death a suicide NF Reporter Law 0 12-04-2008 08:27 AM
Aid prospects darken for desperate US carmakers NF Reporter Breaking News 0 11-17-2008 07:41 PM
Aid prospects darken for desperate US carmakers NF Reporter Breaking News 0 11-17-2008 06:12 PM
Spector lawyer: Prosecutors are desperate to convict a celebrity (CourtTV) NF Reporter Law 1 09-10-2007 07:45 AM
Desperate no more: Eva Longoria engaged NF Reporter Entertainment 1 12-01-2006 12:20 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.2.0 ©2008, Crawlability, Inc.