Japan’s Birthrate Record Low in ‘92, Report Says

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Associated Press

Japan’s birthrate hit an all-time low in 1992 and the nation’s population grew by only a narrow margin last year, according to a ministry report on population trends.

About 1.21 million babies were born in 1992, down 10,200 from the previous year, the report said.

Deaths reported in 1992 reached 854,000, up 24,200.

Japan’s population in 1992 grew by 359,000 people, a post-World War II low, when setting births against deaths, the report said.