Asia-Pacific Development Journal

The Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ) is published twice a year by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The primary objective of the APDJ is to provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, ideas, information and data on all aspects of economic and social development issues and concerns facing the region and aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation. The APDJ provides a scholarly means for bringing together research work by eminent social scientists and development practitioners from the region and beyond for use by a variety of stakeholders. The Journal aims to stimulate policy debate and assist policy formulation in the region.


Population ageing in Japan: Policy lessons for South-East Asia

The paper reviews population trends in Japan with a view to showing that there has been substantial ageing of the Japanese population since 1950. The next 50 years will intensify this trend. The paper also analyses the economic consequences of this process and draws conclusions and lessons for the South-East Asian economies that are facing a similar demographic trajectory.


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