Japan's population decline comes to 250,000

Japan's natural population decline has reached to an estimated 251,000, the largest drop on record, according to the internal affairs ministry's population estimates as of Oct.1.

Natural population decline is the difference between deaths and births. The country's population, including foreign residents, reduced by 215,000, from a year earlier to 127,083,000, down for four consecutive years.

Those aged at 75 or older account for 12.5 per cent of the total population.