Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

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    Gender Issues: Japan’s Shrinking Population Caused by Women’s Success?

    Jan 28, 13 • 1258 Views • No Comments

    By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Japan is facing a serious problem that many countries wish they had: a decreasing population. The population declined by 212,000 people in 2012, and the current fertility rate, (which is at 1.39 per...  [read more]

  • Retailers slow down escalators for the elderly.

    Growing Old in Japan

    Nov 27, 12 • 1257 Views • No Comments

    If people over 60 are your biggest spenders, then how do retailers respond? For starters, they slow down the escalators. In Japan, with people over 60 doing 44 percent of the spending, and with those over 65, 23.3% of the entire population, merchants are...  [read more]

  • In NYC and China, developers are building smaller apartments.

    Living Solo: Part 2

    Sep 1, 12 • 451 Views • No Comments

    Soup and ready-made meals sales are soaring in Brazil. The reason is probably more singles. In the United Arab Emirates, if you are over 30 and female, there is a 60% chance you are unmarried. For Japan, 31.5% of all households are one-person. Looking at...  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Aging Challenges

    Aug 27, 12 • 329 Views • No Comments

    If you lined up everyone in the United States by age, the middle person would be close to 37.1 years old. In 1850, the median age was 19, for 2000 close to 35 and by 2050, we expect that middle individual will be 41. Accelerated by baby boomers who started...  [read more]

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    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 384 Views • No Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a...  [read more]