Jul 26, 2016

Misconduct by adult guardians

Financial misconduct by lawyers and others serving as guardians for incapacitated adults risks ruining public trust in the adult guardianship system.

Jul 3, 2016

Team set up to promote retiree communities based on U.S. model

The government has set up a working team to promote a Japanese version of the Continuing Care Retirement Community concept in the United States, officials said. Under the government’s decentralization initiative, it aims to create such communities in provincial areas to receive healthy elderly ...

Jan 21, 2016

Japan to set target for curbing rise in abandoned houses

The government will work to keep the total number of abandoned houses and apartments in Japan at around 4 million or fewer by fiscal 2025 amid projections it could spiral to as much as 5 million. The target is included in a new 10-year ...

Sep 4, 2015

Japan's medical spending to top ¥40 trillion in fiscal 2014

Japan’s medical expenses in the year to March 2015 are certain to hit a new high above ¥40 trillion ($332 billion) on the back of the nation’s graying population, health ministry data showed Thursday. Spending is likely to set a record for the 12th ...