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December 8th, 2009


It was a relatively small graduating class this semester, but a very good one. Congratulations, guys!

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  1. Troy
    December 9th, 2009 at 03:52 | #1

    demographically, this is the trend of 21st century Japan — smaller & smaller.

    Japan’s population peaked 2005-2007 and is declining now apparently.

    In 1992, when I was FOB, I didn’t really grok that Japan was at its demographic peak as far as college kids goes . . . in that year there were around 10M college-aged 18-22.

    Every 4 years since then this number has declined 10% so now there is only maybe 7M college-aged kids in Japan. In 2038 this will be 5M and in 2068 maybe 4M.

    The major cities are somewhat insulated from this population shock as they can import youth — almost 50% of the population now lives within 50km of Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

    Anyhoo, I *do* miss Tokyo college kids. So classy. Please write more about Japan and less about the US BS . . . is the hiring situation college grads face still horrendous? It’s horrible here in the US, of course, 5X worse than the early 90s.

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