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An ageing society, why having babies is a problem, and attitudes to foreigners - an audience and panel in Tokyo open up about Japan's issues with Jonny Dymond and World Questions.

Japan's big challenges: An ageing society, slow economic growth, the role of women, a declining population. As Japan hosts the Rugby World Cup, an audience and panel in Tokyo open up about some of the major issues the country is facing.

The panel:

Senator Rui Matsukawa: Liberal Democrat Party
Senator Hiroe Makiyama: Constitutional Democratic Party
Professor Sayuri Shirai: Keio University
Roland Kelts: Author of Japanamerica

BBC World Questions is a series of international events created in partnership with the British Council.

(Photo: Tokyo with Mount Fuji in the background, Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Sun 6 Oct 2019 11:06GMT


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