Shinzo Abe, the longest-serving Japanese prime minister in history, has resigned, citing health reasons.
More than a third of the Japanese population is over 65, and the country marked a new record low birth rate in 2019. The country’s demographic decline means a shrinking cohort of workers is left supporting an increasingly elderly population in need of healthcare and pensions.
Despite this, Abe’s Japan largely avoided relaxing the country’s tight controls on immigration, which could have boosted the workforce. Plans to restore the country’s fiscal health have not addressed the fact Japan’s debt-to-GDP ratio remains the highest among industrialized nations.
No mention of Fukushima, which is the largest mega nuclear disaster in history, which he orchestrated a total and complete blackout, censorship and cover up over.