Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Losing People

In Korea the new school year began yesterday (Monday 2nd March).

Look at photos in this linked article: an elementary school with only one new first-grade child. But 120 schools had no new children, and 130 schools had only one new entrant.

Korea suffers low birth rate & young adults moving to larger population centers. Foreign immigration is very low.

Look next month for similar stories from Japan - their new school year starts April 1st...