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Watching Japan's demographic suicide

CWN - April 24, 2012

Writing in the Wilson Quarterly Nicholas Eberstadt makes an insightful and thoroughly chilling analysis of social trends in Japan, where fertility rates have plummeted for years and annual deaths now outnumber births. Among the most bizarre manifestations of a culture approaching self-destruction:

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  • Posted by: sarsok8679 - Apr. 24, 2012 7:24 PM ET USA

    This is a environmentalist grand desire... Removal of all carbon based units!

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Apr. 24, 2012 6:31 PM ET USA

    One long history of societal collapse. The Harvard profs who retooled Japanese society in the late 40s got legal abortion and the rest followed swiftly. The Japanese are about fifteen years ahead of us in this demographic collapse. Where they are, we will soon be.

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