About 25% over 60 is bad enough, but 40% over 60? That’s catastrophic, no society can survive that. Japan will probably be wiped out long before 2050.
“About 25% over 60 is bad enough, but 40% over 60? Thats catastrophic, no society can survive that. Japan will probably be wiped out long before 2050.”
If anything, by 2050 Japan will be in comparatively better shape for the future than we here in the United States.
Not because Japan has too many “elderly”. Regardless of the average age of their population, they will still have a country in which virtually 100% of the citizens are “Japanese” (by birth and culture). It’s all-but impossible for a non-Japanese citizen to become “Japanese”. They protect their culture and their ethnicity.
Contrast that with -here-, where our cultural/ethnic demographics are changing with the speed of a Kansas cyclone. The United States — if it’s still even a “united” group of states by then — will have more “young people”, but fewer and fewer of them will actually be “Americans”...