It is estimated that Japanís population in 2040 will stand at 107.276 million, a decline of about 20 million from 2010′s 128.057 million. A January 2012 estimate had shown that in 2060, Japanís population will number 86.737 million, about 30 percent less from the 2010 level.
With the continued greying of Japanís population, as well as the declining birth rate, one of the ďvictimsĒ of this phenomenon are the schools. Since fewer and fewer babies are being born, it stands that there is no need for some schools. Around 400-500 schools close down annually.
Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't even dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is part of a looming national catastrophe.