Aging Japan faces dementia time bomb

/ Jun 6, 2017

Aging Japan faces dementia time bomb

Kanemasa Ito compares caring for his wife, Kimiko, to waging a daily war with the devil. The woman he loved has all but disappeared — lost to dementia, she can no longer eat, bathe or go to the toilet alone. “There is a demon ...

Nuclear evacuees face dilemma over returning home

/ Jul 23, 2015

Nuclear evacuees face dilemma over returning home

More than four years since Satoru Yamauchi abandoned his noodle restaurant to escape radiation spreading from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the central government is almost ready to declare it is safe for him to go home. But like many of the ...

'Silver porn' shows 50 shades of graying Japan

Apr 1, 2015

'Silver porn' shows 50 shades of graying Japan

Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony. Instead, she’s debuting as a porn actress. Fluttering her eyelashes demurely as the cameras prepare to ...