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This front matter section of the book titled The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan contains the table of contents, acknowledgements, and an introduction. Social ageing is one of the great challenges confronting Japan today. The handbook offers documentation and analysis of the impact of population developments on present-day Japan in its full breadth and multifacettedness as well as of the various ways in which the Japanese as a nation respond to the challenges of population ageing. Over the past several decades a great deal has been uncovered about the causes and consequences of demographic change.

Keywords: ageing society; demographic change; population ageing



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