A short century after Japan ran over its neighbors and took on the mighty United States, the country is slipping into oblivion. The Japanese will be down to about 80 million in 2040. Fully 44 million of those will be over 65-years-old.
The irony is thick but the fate is inevitable. Give the island nation about a century more. The death spiral began just after the war. The Chinese won.
China's Super Wealthy Dwarf Japan And World