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Old 09-10-2012, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Tokyo is the world's most populated city with 34 million people in it's metro area.
Yet...I've seen a half dozen threads about people assuming that Japan really needs to get more immigrants because of a declining population.

A declining population by very natural ways (just aging out)...seems like a very good thing to me.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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Boredom? Horniness?
How can you really get a definitive answer on this type of question?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Are people ignoring what I'm saying? There's nothing odd about Asia's population on a world scale. It's a big continent.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:51 AM
 
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Yet...I've seen a half dozen threads about people assuming that Japan really needs to get more immigrants because of a declining population.

A declining population by very natural ways (just aging out)...seems like a very good thing to me.
Well, what I've read about Japan is that they are a country full of old people with no young people to take care of them, so they are not replacing the old generation at the right rate.

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Are people ignoring what I'm saying? There's nothing odd about Asia's population on a world scale. It's a big continent.
But isn't a lot of that Russia, which is counted as a part of Europe, right?

Or do they actually split the population up and count the European and Asian populations as different continents within the same country.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:25 AM
 
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Just to put China's population into perspective.




Here is another excellent example of an effort to create an intuitive understanding of something that we hear about every day, but most of us hardly understand -- China. The following comparison comes courtesy Thomas Barnett via James Fallows. How big is China? Fallows explains:
If Americans wanted to imagine what it would take to be "strong" in the way China currently is, [Barnett] said, all we'd have to do is think of moving the entire population of the Western Hemisphere into our existing borders. Every single Mexican. (Rather than enforcing the southern border, we'd require everyone to cross it, headed north.) Every Haitian, Cuban, and Jamaican. Everyone from Central America. All 190 million from Brazil. And so on. Even the Canadians. China, by the way, is just about the same size as the United States, though a larger share of its land area is desert, mountain, or otherwise nonarable.

If we did that, we'd be up to about a billion people -- and then if we also took every single person from Nigeria, and for good measure everyone in hyper-crowded Japan too, we'd finally be up to China's 1.3 billion size. At that point, like China, we'd have tremendous scale in everything. Rich people. Big businesses. A huge work force. Countless numbers of multi-million population cities. And we would also have a tremendous amount of poverty, plus pressure on resources of every kind, from water to food to living space. Just as China does now. Scale gives China some strengths. But it also creates tremendous challenges, as Americans would recognize if we thought about this prospect for even a minute. Seriously, reflect on this, and consider that it is China's reality now.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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To answer the OP's question:

Well, it's like this...you have the birds, see, and the bees, and ....
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:13 AM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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Well, it's like this...you have the birds, see, and the bees, and ....
Yup! That's correct! It's one of the many "favorite pastime" in Asia!
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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Asia
1. large area
2. primary grain is rice= most calories per serving and easily grown in most asian countries--> less starving people
- abundant rainfall/monsoons= good for agriculture, supports more people.
- Sedentary lifestyle has long been a part of life in Asia--> reliable food source- more people
3. Even in modern times, there are HUGE numbers of farmers. Farmers have more children to support the agrarian lifestyle.
4. There's nothing else to do in small villages.
5. Limited education
6. patriarchal societies
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:01 AM
 
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Yup! That's correct! It's one of the many "favorite pastime" in Asia!
I gotta start hangin' out in Asia

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Asia
1. large area
2. primary grain is rice= most calories per serving and easily grown in most asian countries--> less starving people
- abundant rainfall/monsoons= good for agriculture, supports more people.
- Sedentary lifestyle has long been a part of life in Asia--> reliable food source- more people
3. Even in modern times, there are HUGE numbers of farmers. Farmers have more children to support the agrarian lifestyle.
4. There's nothing else to do in small villages.
5. Limited education
6. patriarchal societies

Great answer
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