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How Japan’s Fukushima disaster may exacerbate population woes via The Christian Science Monitor

This week Japan announced that its population has fallen for the second year in a row, which – along with a shrinking workforce – will pose huge challenges for its economy and society.

While these trends were set before the triad of disasters began with the March 11 earthquake, theFukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster may exacerbate them.

“Unless the Japanese workforce makes some huge gains in productivity – and Japanese workers are already very productive – there are no prospects for growth in the domestic economy,” says Jo McBride, head of the Japanese Pension Industry Database.

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