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More sex please, for Japan’s economy


Non-English speaking Indians were the only people in the world who did not follow this population control advice.

Thankfully.

With the population crisis in Japan,the minister may have had little choice. (Cartoon by Ann Telnaese; Pub. Date: 	2007-02-02; source and courtesy - cartoonistgroup.com). Click for larger image.

With the population crisis in Japan,the minister may have had little choice. (Cartoon by Ann Telnaese; Pub. Date: 2007-02-02; source and courtesy - cartoonistgroup.com). Click for larger image.

South Korea’s birth rate (1.2 children per couple) is the second lowest in the world after Hong Kong, according to a recent United Nations report. Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan all have lower birth rates than North Korea.

Such demographic trends are a widening crack in Asia’s potential. Nowhere is this issue more acute than in Japan. And if Rogers made Koreans blush, he annoyed some Japanese in 2006 when he said: “If the current birth rate, which is the lowest in the major developed countries, continues, there will be no Japanese. Who will pay the enormous debt?” (via More sex please, for Japan’s economy).

Non-English speaking Indians were the only people in the world who did not follow the advice of population control. The ones who see isavaasya midam sarvam ईसा वास्यो मिदं सर्वं (God resides in all) and believe vasudevaih kutumbakam वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम, (All on Earth are family).

India’s official population control efforts have been, thankfully, a total failure. China has rammed down these Western prescriptions of population control down its hapless population.

The tragedy – population control ideology still generates some respect, which it does not deserve.

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  1. galeo rhinus
    December 7, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Agree – completely.

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