Nagoya service aids aging Chinese lost in translation

Jun 20, 2016

Nagoya service aids aging Chinese lost in translation

A Nagoya-based nonprofit organization has started a free translation service to support elderly Chinese residents having trouble with Japan’s nursing care insurance system because of the language barrier and lack of knowledge. Wang Rong, 51, who heads Tokai Daily Life Support Center for Foreigners, ...

May 25, 2016

Elderly fall victim to Net trouble via smartphones: white paper

Consumer consultation centers across Japan received a record 90,893 inquiries about smartphone-related services in fiscal 2015, the government said Tuesday, pointing in particular to problems experienced by elderly people. Over the past year through March, the number of inquiries pertaining to smartphones shot up ...

Hospice choirs provide peace and comfort

May 24, 2016

Hospice choirs provide peace and comfort

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The singers enter single file, taking slow, deliberate steps as they intone a soft melody. Norman Doelling, an 85-year-old who recently suffered a stroke, is there waiting, an audience of one, eased into a recliner in the home where he has lived for decades ...