“Japan is on the verge of whether we can continue functioning as a society.” These are the words of the distressed Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida. While addressing the island country’s strikingly declining population, one could clearly witness the urgency in Mr. Fumio’s 45-minute speech.
The threat of Japan’s population dropping from 125 million today to 88 million in less than half a century is terrifying. But Japan is not alone when it comes to declining birth rates and an aging population. Developed countries across the world are facing the very same population crisis.
And Japan’s ‘last chance‘ to boost its birth rates is sending shock waves worldwide, warning of a similar fate in the foreseeable future.
Japan’s Demographic Crisis Explained
The worrying trend of falling population growth has persisted for decades. Japan’s annual births have almost halved since the recorded high of 1.5 million in 1982. With the fertility rate at 1.3 (well below the 2.1 needed for a stable population), the leaders are now facing a ballooning elderly population.
The death rate has outpaced the birth in the island country for over a decade now. In addition, overwhelming funds requirements for the aging population’s health care and pensions further put immense strain on the already shrinking workforce.
Exploring the Reasons Behind Low Birth Rates in Japan
One primary reason behind Japan’s current demographic crisis is the high cost of living that makes it difficult for couples to raise children.
According to Jefferies’s research, Japan ranked amongst the top three most expensive places to raise a child after China and South Korea. Even though the country’s economy has stalled since the early 1990s, with the average annual household income declining to $43,000 in 2020 from $50,600 in 1995, the cost of raising children has only increased.
The financial burden is further exaggerated by the gender pay gap, with Japanese women earning 26% less than their male counterparts.
Furthermore, Japanese women are torn between raising a family or building a fulfilling career. And the skyrocketing cost of raising a child coupled with almost stagnant salary growth, more women lean towards a child-free life, enjoying their career and freedom above getting married and having children.
All the above and much more complicated reasons have discouraged coupled from starting families – leading to falling birth rates.
Japan in search of solutions
According to Fumio Kishida, 2030 is the ‘last chance’ for japan to reverse its sharply declining birth rates. That’s why his government is strongly encouraging couples to start new families. In addition, establishing a Child-first social economy is at the top of Kishida’s plans, which will be detailed more in the coming months.
“The government will make creation of a ‘children first”Prime minister Fumio Kishida, japan
The prime minister has also promised to double childhood spending by increasing after-school care initiatives and childcare initiatives. In his recent news conference, Kishida said that his government also plans to provide housing assistance and childcare allowances along with reducing the cost of education and raising the wages of younger individuals.
In the fiscal year 2023, the government allocated 4.8 trillion yen ($36 billion) to a new agency created for children and their families.
But, only some think the policies will be effective.
The world on the path to a demographic crisis
The declining birth rates in major developed countries, including Japan, China, and the US, is a mild way to describe what could become a global demographic crisis.
At 0.79 births per woman, South Korea has the lowest birth rate, followed by China and Japan. Western nations, including the US, with 1.64 births per woman, also witness a fast-aging population.
Therefore, it’s high time for governments to start looking for short-term and long-term solutions.
China’s three-child policy and Japan’s Child-first nation are the aging countries’ attempts to reverse their declining birth. And while the youth population in the developing world is still growing, many countries like India struggle to create enough jobs for their working people. Here, the immigration economy can be an obvious short-term solution. But its political implication can be hard to overcome.
In the long term, the government must form deeper structural systems to help improve childcare and the cost of raising children.
The Uncertainty of a Better Tomorrow
The falling birth rates bring an existential threat to the world – especially at a time when the majority of women face complications during pregnancy.
But the sad reality is the majority of the world is following the same steps as South Korea and Japan. The skyrocketing cost of living isn’t the only reason. The younger generation doesn’t feel the world is safe, given the uncertainty of a better tomorrow (owing to climate change, threats of nuclear war, and more).
How successful Japan’s new Child-first social economy will be decided in the future. But despite the current policies, it’s tough to comeup with a sustainable solution when you leave out 50% of the population (women) out of the decision-making process.
Countries aiming to resatablize their population growth need to be more inclusive with the female representation for creating solution that can get real, tangible results.
To the peoples of the world: Israel is Carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families
Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz and Mauthhausen to Palestinian homes, neighborhood, hospitals and mosques.
The title of this brief article is not a hyperbole or a dramatic overstatement meant to attract attention or gain sympathy. It is rather a reflection of reality.
Indeed, if a holocaust is about annihilating people, especially civilians and Palestinian families, the Israeli army, the Wehrmacht of our time, has been exterminating entire Palestinian families-the father, the mother and all the children.
We are not speaking about one isolated incident or a few incidents where one stray missile hit a home inadvertently or children killed as a result of collateral damage.
We are rather talking about carrying out a real holocaust against Palestinian families, an official policy endorsed and pursued by the government of Israel to wipe out numerous Palestinian households for the purpose of bringing the Palestinians to their knees.
This is Israel’s way of wreaking shock and awe on the defenseless and helpless Palestinians.
So far, more than 25 thousand entire Gaza households have been targeted by Israeli bombing. More than 12 thousands have been killed half of them are children and women.
Just imagine your own family being annihilated by a missile launched from high altitude. This nightmare has effectively become a routine experience in Gaza.
Israel today is emulating the Nazis and other criminal offenders throughout history. Don’t invoke the mantra of anti-Semitism. In the final analysis, when Jews think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, they (the Jews) become Nazis themselves, pure and simple.
Yes, I do recognize there are many kind-hearted Jews who reject this Nazi-like savagery. None the less, we must call the spade a spade. These atrocities are being enthusiastically supported by the vast majority of Israelis, including ordinary people, intellectuals and rabbis. Israel-2023 does have much in common with Nazi-Germany. Claiming otherwise would be both dishonest and malicious.
Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in the Gaza Strip.
A regional military superpower thanks to unrestricted American backing and support, Israel is simply waging a war of extermination against a thoroughly persecuted people whose only “crime” is its enduring vigor and longing for freedom from the shackles of Talmudic Jewish Nazism, a Satanic ideology which views all humanity-save Jews-as animals whose lives have absolutely no sanctity.
There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli rampage of murder and terror is an expression of that genocidal Talmudic mentality. It is a mindset that is even more nefarious than the Nazi ideology.
We Palestinians have been at the receiving end of Jewish criminality and murderousness for several decades. We know it too well and need no one to give us lectures on “Israel’s civility and humanity”
In the final analysis, a country that murders thousands of children and other innocent civilians rather knowingly and deliberately in order to create deterrence is neither civilized nor humane. It is tantamount to fornicating with truth to call Israel humane and civilized.
The truth of the matter is that Israel is a diabolical Judeo-Nazi entity that has much in common with the Third Rich.
Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods and streets. Israel is carrying out a real holocaust against innocent Palestinian families.
This is not really a war. War is fought between armies. The Palestinians don’t have an army, or navy or air force. The Palestinians simply can not protect their own children from overwhelming barbarianism, played out in full view of the entire world.
Yes, there have been projectiles fired on Jewish colonies from the Gaza Strip, but these projectiles are essentially innocuous from the military view point as evident from the nearly zero casualties incurred by Israelis.
Indeed, when there is one dead on one side and 300 on the other side, including 50 children and babies, in addition thousands of maimed civilians and swathes of pornographic destruction of property, we are not really talking about war, even an asymmetrical war. We are actually talking about a real massacre, a massacre that is reminiscent of the time when the Nazis ganged up on European Jewry 70 years ago.
This very real massacre, holocaust, wouldn’t have been carried out had it not been for the flaccidity and leniency and silence displayed in Israel’s face by the bulk of the international community.
This is not to mention the connivance, collusion and conspiratorial roles played by several criminal states and governments, including the United States, a majority of European governments and especially the whore-like Sissi regime in Cairo which is shamelessly and brazenly siding with Israel against the Palestinian people.
But never mind, another massacre, another blitzkrieg, another conspiracy won’t finish our people off. It is our kismet that we must die in order to survive.
But those in Washington and London and Cairo who are watching rather passively, probably gleefully, as our children are being incinerated and murdered at the hands of the children, grand children and great-grand children of the holocaust, will one day pay the price for their murderous complicity and ignominy.
We will not forgive or forget.
Israel: A criminal state par excellance
In its exaggerated self-infatuation and excessive narcissism, Israel, a criminal state par excellence, often claims it is light upon mankind.
Zionist Jews, who falsely claim allegiance to the prophetic traditions of ancient Israel, are actually mostly atheists.
In fact, Zionism has more in common with the most infamous paragons of evil throughout history than with such Hebrew luminaries as the Prophet Moses, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, David, and Solomon.
Indeed, ever since its misbegotten birth in 1948, a birth fraught with crimes against humanity, Israel’s modus operandi has been an uninterrupted series of atrocities, oppression, persecution, inequity, and racism.
Thus, Israel, A criminal state par excellence, is also a great falsifier of truth, history by claiming a higher moral ground vis-à-vis the Palestinians, its largely-unwept victims who are still crying to the seventh heaven for justice.
Israel is already starving and tormenting 1.6 million Gazans, denying them food, clean water, and other necessities of life. The 17-year draconian siege is apparently meant to punish Gazans for electing Hamas which simply refuses to recognize Israel for religious and moral reasons. The international community sought to overlook Israel’s real crimes against humanity inflicted repeatedly on some two million helpless Palestinians languishing under a N-a-z-i-like siege imposed and maintained by Israel.
Israel portrays herself as a beacon of light in a sea of dictatorship, tyranny, and oppression,
What Israel, a criminal state par Excellance, refuses to tell the world, however, is the fact that the Jewish state through its ubiquitous tentacles in America, Europe and elsewhere to enable, shield, sustain, and support tyrannical regimes in the region such as the Sissi police state in Egypt, the feudal regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.
Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip.
Israel, ruled by supremacist and megalomaniac Jews who think that no country or entity under the sun has a right to criticize Israel’s appalling maltreatment of the Palestinians, believes it has an unending free season on its victims.
Those are the Nazi-minded ideologues who are indoctrinated in Talmudic Jewish supremacy and who believe that the non-Jews lives have no sanctity , those are the Talmudic thugs who believe that the Palestinians must either be expelled or massacred .
As to its victims, Israel seeks always to demonize and dehumanize them so that the world will react indifferently if not callously when Israel murders them, expels them from their homes, steals their land and property as well as demolish their homes, a nearly daily callous practice the state of the Jews carries out in the West Bank.
Israel was born in sin. It will always be a sinful state, no matter what we read in the New York Times and the Washington Post or what we see on CNN and Fox News.
Hamas: A convenient red herring for Jewish Nazism
The Judeo-Nazi state, known as Israel, continues to resort to “big-lie” tactics in order to justify its genocidal crimes against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. This is not a new phenomenon by all means. Israel and mendacity have always been and continue to be two sides of the same coin.
The Judeo-Nazi state claims that its ongoing blitz in Gaza is directed against Hamas, not the Palestinian people. But this claim is devoid of any shred of truth. The fact that thousands of innocent civilians have been murdered and mutilated beyond recognition and that thousands of residential homes have been utterly destroyed, often right on their dwellers’ heads, easily refutes the Israeli canard.
In the final analysis, Hamas itself is an “effect” not a “cause” since the cause is the enduring Judeo-Nazi occupation of the Palestinian homeland. As we all know, modern Jewish Nazism had preceded and predated Hamas by many years. The Nazi-like atrocities of Dir Yasin, Tantura, Dawaymeh, Qastal, etc. occurred decades before the appearance of Hamas.
In fact, one can safely and veraciously argue that Hamas is an inevitable reaction to Jewish Nazism, a nefarious, genocidal doctrine otherwise known as Zionism. Indeed, had Hamas never appeared, another similar Palestinian movement would have appeared.
People languishing under a sinister foreign military occupation are bound to resist their tormentors and oppressors. Hamas is hardly the inventor of resistance against foreign occupations.
Another recurrent Judeo-Nazi lie is the claim that Israel doesn’t deliberately target Palestinian civilians. Does anyone with an iota of honesty and rectitude in the back of his head believe this big lie?
I am not talking about the “sincerely ignorant” or the “conscientiously stupid”… people who are thoroughly brainwashed by the pornographically mendacious Jewish-controlled media in North America, Europe and Australia. What I have in mind are ordinary people like you and me.
But to the “sincerely ignorant” and “conscientiously stupid,” I would like to pose this question: When thousands of innocent people are murdered and maimed, can we really blame this on “mistakes” and “collateral damage”?
To be sure, “mistakes” may happen and do happen, once, twice, ten times. However, when this type of “mistakes” occurs rather routinely, it means it is a deliberate policy, pure and simple.
And the Judeo- Nazi state of Israel does murder Palestinian children as a matter of policy. It would be a betrayal of one’s moral honesty and intellectual integrity to deny this outstanding fact. Israel is the Nazi Germany of our time. I know many westerners might be reluctant to go that far. But as Aristotle said “Plato is dear to me, but truth is dearer still.”
There are many other pornographic lies being uttered by Judeo-Nazi leaders and apologists in occupied Palestine, Europe and North America.
For example, Binyamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of the Judeo-Nazi entity routinely evokes the following question: “How would any democratic state react if thousands of rockets were fired on their population centers”?
As a brashly dishonest human being, Netanyahu wouldn’t tell his often misinformed viewers why the rockets were fired in the first place.
He wouldn’t tell the world that the Judeo-Nazis are living on land that belongs to those who fire the rockets. He wouldn’t tell the world that the Judeo-Nazi state stole Palestine from its legitimate proprietors, destroyed their homes, systematically bulldozed and obliterated their towns and villages and then expelled millions of their people all over the globe.
Now, what would any country, democratic or otherwise, do if another country or invading people did to its citizens what the Judeo-Nazi state of Israel did and has been doing to the Palestinians?
Israel seized our country by brutal force, destroyed our homes, bulldozed our towns and is now telling the world: Look what these “human animals” are doing.
Well, these” human animals” will continue to fight their oppressors and tormentors until they free their country and people from the shackles of Jewish Nazism.
No one dared lecture the people of Europe, the French, the Poles, the Greeks, the Czechs and others on how to free themselves from the clutches of the Wehrmacht, SS and Gestapo. Likewise, no one has any right to lecture the Palestinians on how to free themselves from the Jewish Wehrmacht, SS and Gestapo.
Yet one more obscene lie uttered by Netanyahu has been in circulation of late. The pathological Judeo-Nazi liar has been comparing Hamas’s resistance to Jewish Nazism with the German blitz on London and other British population centers in 1940-41.
The obscenely corrupt analogy is unfortunately left unchallenged by western intellectuals, historians as well as media operatives either because of fear of Jewish intimidation or willful ignorance.
For those unaware of the historical facts, the Blitz (meaning lightning war) was almost a year of bombing in 1940-41 during which the German air force, the Luftwaffe dropped millions of tons of bombs on London and other British towns for the purpose of bringing Britain to its knees,
By May 1941, 43,000 Britons had been killed across Britain and 1.4 million had been made homeless. About a million homes were either destroyed or damaged.
Indeed, in light of the shocking obscenity of their lies as well as the shocking nefariousness of their crimes, there is little or no doubt as to the accuracy of the Muslim and Christian scriptures’ descriptions of these evil, cannibalistic people, who can be considered the Nazis of our time.
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