Moderator and Panelist
Heather Fumiko Heimbach
"Low Birthrate and Aging Society Problem"
Heather Heimbach is a student of Columbia University pursuing a Bachelor's in East Asian Studies.
She is currently abroad in Japan researching new religions, with a focus on Konkokyo.
In the past, she has interned as a reporter with National Journalism Center in Washington D.C.
for a technology news media outlet.
The "aging society" issue is not isolated to Japan alone.
It is becoming a topic worldwide in many developed countries, including America, as the population of aged (those over 65) becomes larger than the population of youth.
While in America, the issue of healthcare and the pension system is currently in flux and subject to change, the future for the baby boomer age becomes increasingly concerning.
I will discuss the situation in America, and possible measures that could be looked into to foster higher birthrates in developing countries.