August 17, 2013

Japan has one of the the most rapidly aging populations in the world

Picture: Japanese bento - white rice, black sesame seeds, pickled vegetables and an umeboshi plum

"(Japan) It has the most rapidly aging population in the world, which means its tax base is shrinking and its pension and healthcare costs are rapidly mounting"

Source: Abe: bark but no bite
By Philippe De Koning & Phillip Lipscy
Bloomberg News
Australian Financial Review
16th August 2013, page 7R

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