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 ...

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 ...