Only a few children are being born in this country, the minister who is “pregnant” has taken responsibility for it. Japan’s new minister Masanobu Ogura tested the pregnancy belly to learn the burden of carrying a child

The minister had arrived at the meeting “pregnant”

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, appointing former Bank of Japan official Masanobu Ogura, 41, to replace senior ruling party leader Seiko Noda. Seiko Noda is a wife and mother, who until now had the responsibility of working to increase the country’s population, but has failed in this job. In an interview with the Associated Press last month, he blamed the “apathy and ignorance” of Japan’s “male-dominated political world” for Japan’s demographic crisis, with falling birth rates posing a serious threat for Japan’s economy. In Japan, the death rate is now higher than the birth rate. Meanwhile, new minister Masanobu Ogura, who has no children of his own, arrived in April last year with a “pregnant belly” at a meeting of the youth wing of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

The 'belly' was seven and a half kilos

The ‘belly’ was seven and a half kilos

In appointing Ogura, Prime Minister Kishida told a news conference that he was seeking a “young and fresh approach” to addressing the problem of population decline. The Kyoiku newspaper reported that Ogura, after being named to the post at a press conference, said increasing policies that help families raise children is an urgent task. “This is the time to accept the truth,” he said. We tell you that when he arrived during last year’s meeting, he had tied a weight of seven and a half kilos to his stomach and tried to show what problems a pregnant woman has and how to work with such a weight. Do it too.

Try to know the pain of women

Try to know the pain of women

Japan’s Sankei newspaper reported at the time that Ogura and two other male lawmakers had to carry a 16-pound (7.3 kg) pregnancy belly during their daily routine, so when the baby was in the belly, the body was still there. what a burden it is, it can be understood. The body-hugging dress, according to Ogura’s blog, is meant to simulate weight gain at seven months of pregnancy. He explained in the blog that he suffered from back pain while wearing the jacket and when passing a train, bus or crowded place, he used to worry when a passenger bumped into him. However, after becoming a minister, he said that “It’s not that I have any more significant views on this policy than other people, but now I feel sorry, I’m an MP to support pregnant women. I can only do so much work.” . .

Record number of low births in Japan

Record number of low births in Japan

According to the data of the Ministry of Health of Japan, last year a record number of children, that is, only 8 lakh 11 thousand 604 children were born in Japan. Whereas, after WWII, approximately 1 crore 40 lakh people have died. The situation is that in Japan now people over 65 are also forced to work, because there is a great shortage of workers. In Japan, the number of people over the age of 65 has increased to 29 percent, meaning that a third of the country’s population is old. With Ogura’s appointment, only two women have become part of Kishida’s new cabinet. At the same time, there have been allegations of not promoting women in Japanese politics and only 2 women are included in the Japanese government at this time. At the same time, if we talk about population, according to the year 2021, the population of Japan was only 12.32 million 23 thousand 561, of which 59 percent of the population is working.

Japan's population is falling sharply

Japan’s population is falling sharply

Japan’s population stood at 125.93 million as of January 1, 2022, the biggest drop since figures were recorded in 1950. The latest government data came out on Wednesday. Xinhua news agency, citing figures released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, said deaths outnumbered births and that COVID-19 border controls are restricting the entry of foreigners, reducing the total population of Japan to 125,927,902, 726,342 or 0.57 percent less than before. course

The alarm sounded in 2017

The alarm sounded in 2017

Japan’s population was 12.80 million as of the 2017 census. The report estimated that by the end of this century, Japan’s number would be halved to about 530 million. Japan has the largest population of people over 100 years old. The number of people working hard and working in this country is continually declining. The government estimates that by 2040, the number of elderly people here will exceed 35 percent. On the other hand, due to the Corona epidemic, the population growth situation in the country has become even more serious.

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