Experts urge Japan to step up dementia care

Nov 14, 2014

Experts urge Japan to step up dementia care

Japan’s graying population means that building a strong framework for dementia care is among the country’s most pressing issues, but experts say there is considerable room for improvement. “Japan’s health care system is highly developed and highly specialized,” said Shekhar Saxena, director of mental ...

In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

Sep 16, 2014

In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

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An Jianxing can see he is in a dying business. The gravestone designer, who takes pride in works featuring musical instruments and heavenly gates, says years of shrinking sales are driving him to close up shop in Japan and move back to his native ...

Aug 4, 2014

The elderly who need help

The rapid aging of Japan's population has created a situation in which more than half of the elderly people who are incapacitated and live in their own homes are being taken care of by a similarly aging family member.