While Japan’s population fell for the fifth straight year and grew older in 2013, the number of residents in the country’s three main urban centers increased to a record high, as people continued to move out of regional areas.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Tokyo Keeps Growing as Japan’s Population Falls – Japan Real Time – WSJ.
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