| Feb 8, 2014

Age-old dilemma

American woman: I’m so old. I feel like staying in Japan is making me miss out on other things in my life. French man: How old are you? American woman: Twenty-eight. — Yamanote Line near Gotanda Station, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On ...

Oct 30, 2013

Two-thirds of Japanese firms employ workers until age 65

The proportion of Japanese companies in which all employees can work until at least the age of 65 has risen 17.7 percentage points from a year earlier to a record high of 66.5 percent, a labor ministry survey showed Wednesday. The sharp rise came ...