Jan 11, 2017

Households on welfare in Japan hit record high for third month

The number of households on welfare in Japan last October increased by 964 from the previous month to 1,637,866, hitting a record high for the third consecutive month, the welfare ministry said Wednesday. The growth, which followed five months of expansion, reflected an increase ...

Mar 20, 2016

Public dissatisfied with many welfare services: government survey

Elderly nursing-care, medical and child-care support services are among the public services with which people feel particularly dissatisfied, a Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday. Of the total respondents, nearly 40 percent said they are not satisfied with public services in general or had no ...

Feb 1, 2016

Groups join forces in farming program for people with disabilities

Agriculture and welfare groups are joining hands to secure jobs for people with disabilities as part of a program that is also providing support to local farmers. Tama Kusamura no Kai, a nonprofit organization, is one such group, growing potatoes, green onions, spinach, shiitake ...

Development of care robots growing in aging Japan

Jan 27, 2016

Development of care robots growing in aging Japan


A shortage of nursing-care workers in Japan amid a rapidly aging population is accelerating the development and introduction of robots programmed to perform care-giving tasks. The government is also spurring the trend, calling for the development of robotics-based nursing-care equipment as part of its ...