7 signs Japan has become a 'demographic time bomb'
A Japanese soccer fan wipes her tears as Japan loses their 2014 World Cup soccer match against Colombia, at a public viewing event in Tokyo.
Japan is dealing with what economists call a "demographic time bomb."
Through a vicious cycle of low fertility and low consumer spending, the country's economy has gradually shrunk over the last 25 years.
People are living longer, and they're heaping greater social-security costs onto younger generations who aren't having kids to replace them - thereby furthering the cycle.
Here are some of the most visible signs in daily life that the time bomb is ticking.
Adult diapers outsell baby diapers.
2016 marked a 117-year low for fertility.
Young people have started "granny dumping."
Prisons are turning into nursing homes.
A doomsday clock counts down the seconds until extinction.
Friends are getting married out of desperation.
Employees are succumbing to 'death from overwork.'