According to official data released on Wednesday, Japan saw the greatest loss in population last year, a trend evident throughout all 47 regions of the nation.
According to data obtained during a demographics study performed by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry, the Japanese population will fall by 801,000 to 122.42 million in 2022, according to the Tokyo-based Kyodo News.
According to the study, the population loss was witnessed in all 47 provinces for the first time since 1968.
Japan’s entire population, including foreign inhabitants, was reported to be 125.41 million as of January 1, 2023, a decline of around 511,000 from the previous year.
Fumio Kishida, Japan’s Prime Minister, has called for “unprecedented” efforts to solve the problem.
In 2022, Japan’s population fell for the 14th straight year, with a record low of 772,000 births greatly outnumbering a record high of 1.57 million deaths.