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Pamela Anderson alleges Tim Allen flashed her on 'Home Improvement' set Kishida said he would submit plans to double the budget for child-related policies by June, and that a new Children and Families government agency to oversee the issue would be set up in April.

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According to an AP report, Japan's population of more than 125 million has been declining for 14 years and is projected to fall to 86.7 million by 2060.

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Falling birth rates are driven by a range of factors, including rising living costs, more women in education and work, as well as greater access to contraception, leading to women choosing to have fewer children.

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Kishida said it's a "drastic turnaround" of Japan's security policy, but still remains within the limitations of its pacifist constitution and international law.

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This month, Kishida took a five-nation tour — including its top ally, the United States — to explain Japan's new defense plan and further develop defense ties with Washington.

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Wage expansion should outpace current inflation, the Prime Minister said, which in December rose 4.0 percent from a year earlier, to hit its highest level since 1981, amid soaring food and energy prices, the latest core consumer price index data showed.

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A shrinking and ageing population has huge implications for the economy and national security.

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The strategy seeks to keep in check China's increasingly assertive territorial ambitions, but it's also a sensitive issue for many countries in Asia that were victims of Japanese wartime aggression.

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While three-quarters of an annual defense budget increase can be squeezed out through spending and fiscal reforms, the remainder needs to come from a possible tax increase, and Kishida has already faced growing criticism from opposition lawmakers and even from his governing party.

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So far, efforts to encourage people to have more babies have had limited impact despite subsidies for pregnancy, childbirth and child care.

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Mr Kishida also faces a critical question of population growth.

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TOKYO, Jan 23 — Japanese Prime minister Fumio Kishida pledged on Monday to take urgent steps to tackle the country's declining birth rate, saying it was "now or never" for one of the world's oldest societies.

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But the issue is particularly acute in Japan as life expectancy has risen in recent decades, meaning there are a growing number of older people, and a declining numbers of workers to support them.

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Tokyo plans to nearly double its defense budget within five years to 43 trillion yen ($332 billion) and improve cyberspace and intelligence capabilities.

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In his policy speech opening this year's parliamentary session, Kishida said active diplomacy should be prioritized, but it required "defense power to back it up."

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The 150-day Diet session will start as Kishida has seen his Cabinet's support ratings plunge due partly to connections between many lawmakers of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the Unification Church, known for its aggressive donation solicitations and other fundraising practices.

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Last week, China reported that its population dropped in 2022 for the first time in 60 years.

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With specific reference to some Cabinet ministers resigning last year over political funds scandals and ties to a dubious religious group, Kishida said all steps would be taken so that there will not be a recurrence of such scandals.

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Japan has in recent years been trying to encourage its people to have more children with promises of cash bonuses and better benefits, but it remains one of the most expensive places in the world to raise a child, according to surveys.

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The single-story, bunker-like main structure opens to a grid of linked rooms designed to create a communal spirit and to easily evolve as the family's needs change (scroll to the end to see a floor plan).

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Newly appointed Rock & Roll Hall of Fame star is headed to Miami to host a New Year's Eve celebration with her goddaughter and fellow singer

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As China celebrated Lunar New Year this week, Wuhan was unrecognisable compared to the apocalyptic scenes that gripped the city of 11 million in early 2020.

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"We must establish a children-first economic society and turn around the birth rate."

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"Our nation is on the cusp of whether it can maintain its societal functions," Kishida said in a policy speech at the opening of this year's parliamentary session.

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While the security strategy said China presents "an unprecedented and the greatest strategic challenge" to the peace and security of Japan and the region, Kishida said he hoped to maintain dialogue with China, including with its leader Xi Jinping, to found "constructive and stable relations."

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"It is now or never when it comes to policies regarding births and child-rearing – it is an issue that simply cannot wait any longer."