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March 14, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(11):879-880. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720370057024

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Fewer Women than Men in Japan  The general census taken Oct. 1, 1930, in this country was successful and the result was published by the government, December 8. The population of Japan proper is 64,447,724, comprising 32,388,369 males and 32,059,355 females, which is nearly double the population in 1872, fifty-nine years ago. According to the Committee for the Investigation of Population and Food Problems, it is estimated that the population of Japan proper will grow to almost 90,340,000 in the next thirty years. The committee, which has handed the draft of its report to the prime minister, points out (1) the necessity of establishing medical consultations for marriages, births and birth control, and (2) the necessity of investigation and research on the facilities of Japan from a eugenic point of view. It also proposed the organization of a permanent committee for the purpose. As to the population, it is strange

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