Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, warned that “Japan will eventually disappear” unless he can reverse the declining birth rates.
Musk responded to the news of the “record decline in the country’s population in 2021” shared on Twitter by the Japanese Kyodo agency, from his social media account.
Noting that he “declared the obvious”, Musk said, “Unless there is a change that will cause the birth rate to exceed the death rate, Japan will eventually disappear.” expressed his opinion.
In the news published last month, it was emphasized that the population of Japan decreased by 644 thousand to 125.5 million in 2021, which was “11 years in a row and the biggest decrease since 1950”.
30 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION OVER 65
According to government data, 831 thousand births and 1.44 million deaths were recorded in the country last year.
In light of the latest data, 29 percent of Japan’s population is 65 years old and over, and 11.8 percent is 14 years old and under.