Japan's population has gotten so old that diaper manufacturers are selling more adult diapers for incontinent seniors than they are baby diapers. According to Bloomberg:
Unicharm Corp's sales of adult diapers in Japan exceeded those for babies for the first time last year.
This is because Japan's population is getting older and older...
This is a pronounced trend all over the developed world. As people live longer and as fertility rates fall, there is a proportionately larger and larger population of elderly retirees being supported by a proportionately smaller and smaller population of young workers paying taxes and interest on debt.
Governments of countries with ageing populations have a few choices...
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