The variety of folks in Japan born within the Yr of the Ox, the most recent iteration of which begins on Friday, is estimated at 10.66 million, the inner affairs ministry stated Thursday.
They account for 8.5% of the nation’s inhabitants of 125.56 million estimated as of Friday, the ministry stated.
Of individuals born within the Yr of the Ox, one of many 12 indicators of the Chinese language zodiac, 5.17 million are males and 5.49 million are girls.
Of these folks, 2.11 million have been born in 1949 within the “first child growth” era and who will flip 72 in 2021, making up the most important group.
The second-largest group is the two.03 million individuals who have been born in 1973 within the “second child growth” era and who will flip 48. The third-largest group is the 1.49 million individuals who have been born in 1961 and can flip 60.
The quantity of people that have been born in 2009 and can flip 12 accounts for 1.06 million, fewer than the 1.09 million who have been born in 1937 and who will flip 84.
Japanese celebrities and athletes born within the Yr of the Ox embody tennis star Naomi Osaka, who was born in 1997, sumo yokozuna grand champion Hakuho, born in 1985, and actor Masato Sakai, born in 1973.
The quantity of people that have been born in 2000 and who’ve newly reached maturity is estimated at 1.24 million, a rise of 20,000 from a yr earlier than. Of them, 640,000 are males and 600,000 are girls.
New adults account for 0.99% of the nation’s inhabitants, a rise of 0.02 proportion level thanks mainly to an increase within the variety of non-Japanese residents, together with college students. The share of latest adults is beneath 1% for the eleventh yr in a row.
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