Japan vs. Ethiopia

Developed vs. Developing countries


The current population of Japan is 127,103,388, but it is steadily decreasing at a slow rate

The current population of Ethiopia is 96,633,458

Population Structure

In terms of age, the Japanese population is not very stable as the number of adults outnumber children. There are more men at younger ages and more women at older ages.

The Ethiopian population is stable and the number of men to women are very symmetrical.

Life Expectancy

In Japan, the average lifespan of a male is 81 and the average for a female is 87.

Ethiopian men tend to live around 58 years whereas females live to 63 generally.


Most people in Japan live in or near cities because they supply jobs in factories and companies for the working families, there is not much job opportunity in the suburban and rural areas. The Ethiopian people mainly live in Somali because living conditions are better and it is located by the ocean.

Changes overtime

The Japanese population has been stabilizing, but is slowly decreasing as a result.

The Ethiopian population is growing, causing it to become less stable over a long period of time.

Future of the common folk

The people of Japan have found a point of homeostasis, it is stabilizing in the difference between the birth and death rate. In Ethiopia, it is estimated that the population will increase over 10 million more by 2020

Food Supply

Japans food supply mainly consist of rice and fish, but it has recently decreased in how fast they can sell these products to the public, inflating the market.

Ethiopia has around 30% of its population in poverty.

Health Concerns

Japan has many conflicts with health, such as the natural disasters taken place recently, radiation poisoning and birth defects caused by it, and overall air quality.

Ethiopia worries about maternal mortality and diseases such as malaria, and tuberculosis.

Current Events

There has been a Nuclear power plant meltdown recently and Japan has also been hit by a massive earthquake along with a tsunami, and now many people are without a home, vacating Japan. There is disease worrying the people of Ethiopia, along with widespread famine.

Environmental Concerns

There is a lot of concern on the levels of radiation in Japan. In Ethiopia, rapid urban population growth is a problem, as there is not enough housing to support the rapid growth occurring and the houses built will be built upon wildlife habitats and forests.