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more babies needed

There' s such a shortage of babies in Japan that if something isn't done about it soon, by 2150 the entire population will be able to fit on one carriage of a Yamanote line train.

At 1.34, Japan's birthrate is one of the lowest in the world, and as any employer worth their salt knows, .34 of a person is good for nothing, except, perhaps, some light filing duties.

Japan's largest business organisation recently told its members to allow its workers home early so that they can go to the pachinko parlour head office shopping bed. But it seems workers are more interested in doing some overtime than doing their spouse.

A tunnel waiting for something to go in.

Until more babies start being born, places like this will remain empty....

A baby centre without babies.

And parks of fun will remain unused....

A park in need of children - and a lawnmower.
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On Monday, 15 December, 2008, Anonymous Yoshikazu GOTO said:

Lovely photos. Amazing words. I found Kate Moss T-shirts at Imazato Shotengai Last week. cu  

On Monday, 15 December, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

I made one baby and was thinking of making another but I haven't saved up enough toilet roll tubes yet and I'm out of sticky backed plastic.  

On Monday, 15 December, 2008, Anonymous Jamaipanese said:

I could single handedly double Japan's birthrate ^_^  

On Monday, 15 December, 2008, Anonymous ThePenguib said:

Jamaipanese, rampant single-handedness is one reason behind the fall in the birthrate.  

On Monday, 15 December, 2008, Anonymous Jack said:

LOL Penguib! (Or should that be penguin?)  

On Monday, 15 December, 2008, Anonymous ThePenguin said:

Aye, Penguin that should be. Flippers got caught between the keys.  

On Tuesday, 16 December, 2008, Blogger Tornadoes28 said:

Your post is actually pretty true. The pictures of empty playgrounds will become more common due to the falling birthrate. Same with amusement parks and other areas. That means even more haikyo.  

On Tuesday, 16 December, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Make them Catholic?  

On Tuesday, 16 December, 2008, Blogger Mr. Kato said:

A big part of it is that men are never home! They so little time with their wives because of the long hours. I recently blogged on the subject:


On Friday, 19 December, 2008, Anonymous Scotty.VOR said:

Maybe they should just print some more "please do it at home" signs?  

On Saturday, 20 December, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think the wise Japanese people have finally learned that the process itself is more fun than the final product!  

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