With Japan's population of 126.8 million projected to drop as fewer births compensate for deaths, the country's prime minister is taking steps to relax immigration policy.
SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau International Data Base, Ministry of Justice of Japan | The Washington Post - July 28, 2010
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