Japan has its number of children records began. There were 170,000 children in March 2018 than in March 2017. Japan's government issued a showing the . The number of children aged 14 or under dropped for the 37th year in a . There was also a record of 12.3 per cent in the of children to the whole population. This ratio is the among countries with a population of over 40 .
Japan's prime minister has taken to encourage -income families to have more children. However, these have not worked so . Furthermore, fewer Japanese people are getting . Statisticians say this is a "ticking time-". The number of births in 2016 fell below one million for the time since records began in 1899. By 2050, Japan will have 23 per cent fewer . This means an society and a reducing .