TDOMF ERROR: Headers have already been sent in file /home/graham76/public_html/bionicbong.com/index.php on line 4 before session_start() could be called.
This may be due to...
Your current wordpress theme inserting HTML before calling the template tag "get_header". This may be as simple as a blank new line. You can confirm this by using the default or classic Wordpress theme and seeing if this error appears. You can also check your theme where it calls "get_header".
Japan’s Birth RateBionicBong | BionicBong | Japan News
Companies have been urged to give their employees more time off to procreate; shops have offered discounts for larger families; and the government has introduced child allowances to lift the birthrate.
Yet try as it may, Japan appears unable to stop its inexorable slide into long-term population decline.
With the global population forecast to reach 9 billion by the middle of the decade, Japan is bucking the trend. Instead, its low birthrate and ageing society are taking the world’s third-biggest economy to the brink of a demographic crisis to which it is struggling to find solutions.
Yotaro cries, giggles, and kicks when you tickle him. He sneezes and his nose runs. When he is upset, his rattle calms him down.
An average baby — sort of — since Yotaro is a robot. His inventors hope he will help Japan’s sagging birth rate, among the lowest in the world.
“A robot can’t be human but it’s great if this robot triggers human emotions, so humans want to have their own baby,” said Hiroki Kunimura, the project leader for the Yotaro robot.
Kunimura and his University of Tsukuba team originally built Yotaro because they wanted to create a robot that would appeal across national and cultural lines. Since a baby doesn’t have any language skills yet, they chose to build a robotic infant.