Japan’s low birth rate – level 1

03-04-2024 07:00

Fewer babies are born in Japan every year. One company makes baby diapers. They stop. They start making diapers for older people. It is a better business.

The population in Japan is getting older. This is a big problem. More people die and fewer people are born. Experts say that in 45 years, there will be 30% fewer people. Japan is trying to solve this problem. Jennifer Robertson knows a lot about Japan. She talks about what the government is doing. They think about using robots. But it is not as easy as it seems. Robots in Japan mostly do simple tasks. They cannot replace people. People hope that new technology will change things in the future.

Difficult words: diaper (a thick soft cloth for babies who cannot use the toilet yet), task (work which you must do), replace (to put one thing or person in place of another).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What challenges does Japan face in addressing its aging population, and what solutions are being considered?


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