the Proposal to make pre-school education for children between three and five years free was voted in april through the japanese house of commons, and on Friday also approved the house of lords to the proposal, writes the Japan Times.
the training will be free for all children and for low-income earners will also be childcare for children up to two years and be made free.
– The financial burden of the education and the upbringing of children weighs heavily on young people, and become a bottleneck for them to give birth to and raise children, said the country's prime minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, according to the Japan Times.
Japan has for a long time struggled with an ageing population at the same time, fewer and fewer children are born and the authorities have previously warned that Japan is a ”timed demographic bomb”.
the population with 448.000 people, which is the largest decline since measurements began in 1899.
in 2017, was born in an average 1,43 children per woman, reports the Japan Times. The authorities ' goal is to get the number of children born to 1.8 per woman by the year 2025.
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