The quiet revolution in Asia

Written by Susan Yoshihara. Posted in Op Ed

By Susan Yoshihara


There is a quiet revolution taking place right now in Asia. Barely anyone seems to be noticing. Hardly any experts are talking about it.  An unprecedented population freefall in Japan is leading this geopolitical upheaval. As the island nation loses its great power status, U.S. influence in Asia hangs in the balance.

A new government report from Tokyo says the country will lose a million people a year for the next several decades — plummeting from 127 million to 86 million — witnessing a 30 percent collapse in population by 2060.  

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