For the first time in 26 years, Tokyo's population has shrunk

The population of the Japanese capital in 2021 abated by 48.6 thousand people compared to 2020, reaching almost 14 million people. This is the first decline in Tokyo's population since 1996.

During 2021, a gradual abatement in population was noted. By January 2022, Tokyo's population had shrunk to 9,872.

P.S: Tokyo's population reached 10 million in 1962, after which population growth decelerated. In 2000, the population set to become 14 million. From 2015 to 2020, the total population of Japan curtailed by almost 1 million to 126.14 million.