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When Will the “Postwar” End? Japanese Youth in Search of a FutureFuruichi Noritoshi

Japanese teenagers and young adults are remarkably content with their lives, in spite—or perhaps because—of the uncertain future they face. Sociologist Furuichi Noritoshi makes the case that the nation has betrayed its young people by artificially extending the “postwar” economy instead of adapting to the realities of a post-postwar world.
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Can Japan Boost Its Low Birthrate?

Japan, like many other countries, has a declining birthrate that is likely to result in a host of socioeconomic problems. The Japanese government hopes to create a social environment that will raise the country’s total fertility rate.
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