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By meWATCH Published: 19 Aug 2019 Audio: English
The village of Nagoro, Japan, is filled with human-sized creepy dolls. There are no children left - the dolls are the only companions for the 27 elderly residents who remain. Japan's population is decreasing, and this spells trouble for its economy. There are more deaths than births, while younger folks would rather stay single - or marry a hologram wife - than have kids. Meanwhile Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a "womenomics" policy and revised immigration law, to bolster the workforce. But is it too little too late ?
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