SASAKAWA PEACE FOUNDATION (SPF): Issues Involving Demographic Changes and Population Movement

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 00:00
Social Sciences

The major increases in life expectancy achieved during the twentieth century, and rapid population growth during the first half of the twenty-first century are expected to result in a global demographic shift. The aging of societies and population declines that Japan and other countries in East Asia experience will necessitate the creation of a new national image, one that embraces the notion of admitting people from other countries in order to maintain and develop the economy and living standards, and the formulation of policy measures based on this new image. SPF promotes efforts to illuminate changes in the demographic structure and the status of population movements, primarily in Asia, and to lay the groundwork for intraregional cooperation. SPF also supports projects that explore new concepts of nations and cities that are suited to addressing these changes, as well as efforts to resolve the problems that accompany migration, declining birthrates, and aging populations.