Population slump tests Japan PM

Ageing and declining population poses challenge to Shinzo Abe likely to be re-elected in Sunday's vote.

    Japan is heading to the polls for Sunday's snap election.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party is expected to win what's being seen as a referendum on how he is handling the struggling economy.

    One of the key challenges for Japan lies in its population - which is getting older and smaller.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Nanmoku, Japan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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