Japan's population decreased in 2011 at the fastest pace in the postwar era with the decline, calculated by deducting the number of deaths from that of births, coming to an estimated 204,000, health ministry estimates showed Saturday. The decrease was over 1.5 times higher than the revised figure of about 125,000 the year before and was the biggest since comparable data became available in 1947, the survey said.
Japan's nuclear power plant utilization rate fell to an average 33.9 percent in July, the lowest in at least 32 years, Reuters calculations from trade ministry data showed on Monday, as public worries over safety kept reactors offli... Read Post
The population in the three prefectures worst-hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami has dropped by more than 80,000 since the March 2011 disasters, according to a government estimate. The estimated population in Iwate, ... Read Post