Japan’s low birth rate – level 3

03-04-2024 07:00

A company in Japan has stopped making baby diapers due to decreased demand and is focusing instead on adult diapers.

This highlights a significant issue: Japan’s birth rate hit a new low last year, with more deaths than births. If this trend continues, Japan’s population could decline by 30% in 45 years. To address this, Japan explores futuristic solutions. Jennifer Robertson, an expert on Japanese culture, discusses challenges and government responses, including consideration of robotics. While Japan aimed for a robotic society by 2025, reality differs from early expectations. Efforts to integrate robots into various sectors are challenging.

Robertson highlights the complexities of robotics in Japan, including their role in surveillance and data collection, and explores the implications of technology and potential future developments.

Difficult words: futuristic (having or involving very modern technology or design), complexity (being difficult to understand or find an answer to), surveillance (the careful watching of a person or place).

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What are some of the potential implications for Japan's society and economy as it explores the use of robotics in various sectors?


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