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Opinion

Men must change to reverse Japan's rapidly declining birthrate

At work and at home, it is crucial for men to do their share

| Japan
Businessmen walk in Tokyo's Marunouchi business district: the one thing we must change is the male mindset.   © Reuters

Nobuko Kobayashi is a partner with EY Strategy and Consulting Co., Ltd., Strategy and Transactions -- EY-Parthenon.

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan braced itself for the devastation of its elderly population. Yet, the biggest demographic blow arrived not in the form of more people dying but fewer people being born.

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