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Population decline

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.

Bar chart showing how Japan's population of 126.8 million is projected to drop as fewer births compensate for deaths.

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Long wary of foreigners, Japan now needs them
Article | TOKYO -- Her new country needs her, her new employer adores her, and Joyce Anne Paulino, who landed here 14 months ago knowing not a word of the language, can now say in Japanese that she'd like very much to stay. But Paulino, 31, a nurse from the Philippines, worries about the odds. To stay in J...

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