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Helps Ministries (“Helps”) is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian ministry headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina. Helps exists to “maximize mission impact” by providing professional services that strengthen Christian ministries worldwide.
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It is estimated that if Japanâ's population continues to shrink at the rate it currently is, it could have 1/3 of its population 50 years from now.1 Currently, around 20% of Japanâ's total population is older than 65 years of age.2 The number of children that are born in Japan each year has been on a steady decline for the past 33 years, and 2013 was no exception.3 In fact, children between the ages of 1 and 15 account for only 12% of the population, which is the lowest ratio in the roughly 30 countries who have at least 40 million in their population.4

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1 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/01/01/national/japans-population-falls-by-a-record-244000-in-2013/#.VAXXM1Z755w
2 ibid
3 http://rt.com/news/156872-japan-children-population-decline/
4 ibid
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Japan News

Washington Post 
TOKYO — American gambling companies are falling over themselves to win favor in Japan, where the government is preparing to allow casinos to open their doors in flashy resorts to rival Singapore and Macau. Las Vegas Sands brought David Beckham, the ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Jefferies Japan Ltd. analyst Thanh Ha Pham said that, while the company has enough cash and funding to cover short-term needs, it's looking to raise money by lowering working capital and through asset sales, according to a note that followed a briefing ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Pence made the comments Monday during the U.S.-Japan Dialogue's second round of talks, which include discussions between White House Cabinet members and top Japanese government officials. Pence showed great interest in a free-trade deal at the ... See more..
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Financial Times 
President Donald Trump will meet Japanese Emperor Akihito when he visits Japan in November as part of an Asia trip that will also take him to China, Vietnam, South Korea and the Philippines. Mr Trump will meet the Japanese emperor on November 6 after ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Polls show Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party is heading for a landslide win in an Oct. 22 election, putting him on track to become the longest-serving leader in the country's history. Similarly, President Xi Jinping may enter his second ... See more..
Quartz 
Last week, the Bank of Japan's governor Haruhiko Kuroda reiterated his commitment to keeping ultra-loose monetary policy until inflation rises from the current 0.5% level to the target of 2%, even as central banks in the US and Europe are tightening ... See more..
The Guardian 
If we accept that Japan is the greatest food nation on Earth, with the most discerning eaters and the most advanced restaurant culture (Michelin, for what it's worth, agrees, as do all of the chefs I've ever met), then it seems at least arguable that ... See more..
CoinTelegraph 
It seems as if the world of cryptocurrency has essentially moved on without China, after they decided to excuse themselves from the race with a ban on ICOs and exchanges. This has led to other countries in Asia taking up the mantle, such as Korea and ... See more..
The Hindu 
With or without star player Jadon Sancho, in-form England will start as the favourite against Asian heavyweight Japan in the FIFA U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinals here on Tuesday. Sancho, a vital cog in England's wheel, was allowed to attend the ... See more..
AccuWeather.com 
Tropical Storm Lan formed over the weekend in the Philippine Sea between the Mariana Islands and the Philippines. Lan is expected to strengthen significantly this week while tracking northward over the open waters of the western Pacific Ocean. This ... See more..
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Geography

Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Area

Total 377,915 sq km
Land 364,485 sq km
Water 13,430 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-gunto), Daito-shoto, Minami-jima, Okino-tori-shima, Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), and Volcano Islands (Kazan-retto)
Climate

varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
Natural Resources

negligible mineral resources, fish ;

***NOTE*** with virtually no energy natural resources, Japan is the world's largest importer of coal and liquefied natural gas, as well as the second largest importer of oil
Natural Hazards

many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors but occasional severe earthquakes) every year; tsunamis; typhoons

volcanism: both Unzen (elev. 1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (elev. 1,117 m), which lies near the densely populated city of Kagoshima, have been deemed "Decade Volcanoes" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Asama, Honshu Island's most active volcano, Aso, Bandai, Fuji, Iwo-Jima, Kikai, Kirishima, Komaga-take, Oshima, Suwanosejima, Tokachi, Yake-dake, and Usu both Unzen (elev. 1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (elev. 1,117 m), which lies near the densely populated city of Kagoshima, have been deemed "Decade Volcanoes" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Asama, Honshu Island's most active volcano, Aso, Bandai, Fuji, Iwo-Jima, Kikai, Kirishima, Komaga-take, Oshima, Suwanosejima, Tokachi, Yake-dake, and Usu
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from power plant emissions results in acid rain; acidification of lakes and reservoirs degrading water quality and threatening aquatic life; Japan is one of the largest consumers of fish and tropical timber, contributing to the depletion of these resources in Asia and elsewhere

Demographics

Nationality
Japanese
Population
127,253,075 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

In the years following World War II, government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defense allocation (1% of GDP) helped Japan develop a technologically advanced economy. Two notable characteristics of the post-war economy were the close interlocking structures of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, known as keiretsu, and the guarantee of lifetime employment for a substantial portion of the urban labor force. Both features are now eroding under the dual pressures of global competition and domestic demographic change. Japan's industrial sector is heavily dependent on imported raw materials and fuels. A small agricultural sector ...See More is highly subsidized and protected, with crop yields among the highest in the world. While self-sufficient in rice production, Japan imports about 60% of its food on a caloric basis. For three decades, overall real economic growth had been spectacular - a 10% average in the 1960s, a 5% average in the 1970s, and a 4% average in the 1980s. Growth slowed markedly in the 1990s, averaging just 1.7%, largely because of the after effects of inefficient investment and an asset price bubble in the late 1980s that required a protracted period of time for firms to reduce excess debt, capital, and labor. Modest economic growth continued after 2000, but the economy has fallen into recession three times since 2008. A sharp downturn in business investment and global demand for Japan's exports in late 2008 pushed Japan into recession. Government stimulus spending helped the economy recover in late 2009 and 2010, but the economy contracted again in 2011 as the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the ensuing tsunami in March disrupted manufacturing. The economy has largely recovered in the two years since the disaster, but reconstruction in the Tohoku region has been uneven. Newly-elected Prime Minister Shinzo ABE has declared the economy his government's top priority; he has pledged to reconsider his predecessor's plan to permanently close nuclear power plants and is pursuing an economic revitalization agenda of fiscal stimulus and regulatory reform and has said he will press the Bank of Japan to loosen monetary policy. Measured on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis that adjusts for price differences, Japan in 2012 stood as the fourth-largest economy in the world after second-place China, which surpassed Japan in 2001, and third-place India, which edged out Japan in 2012. The new government will continue a longstanding debate on restructuring the economy and reining in Japan's huge government debt, which exceeds 200% of GDP. Persistent deflation, reliance on exports to drive growth, and an aging and shrinking population are other major long-term challenges for the economy. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$4.704 trillion (2012 est.); $4.612 trillion (2011 est.); $4.638 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

21.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 22% of GDP (2011 est.); 23.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish
Industries

among world's largest and technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods