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Help at hand for dementia patients

Jan 6, 2015

Help at hand for dementia patients

by Kanoko Matsuyama

They would enter the bank and ask for their cash. Yuriko Asahara, behind the counter, would check where they would stash it — in the side pocket of a handbag or perhaps deep down in a shoulder bag. Asahara wasn’t spying. She knew she’d ...

Dec 26, 2014

Capacity of Tokyo's elderly care homes to be boosted

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday it plans to boost the capacity of nursing care facilities in the capital. Ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the metropolitan government will take steps to make the capital more friendly to foreign visitors, it also said ...

Dec 18, 2014

More struggling to get handle on student loans

by Makoto Nishimura

An increasing number of students are struggling to pay education loans and more than 6,000 lawsuits were filed over the fallout in the 2013 academic year alone. Kazuya Fujishima, 29, a graduate student at Hokkaido University, owes some ¥10 million in an interest-bearing loan ...