Aug 21, 2016

WWII veteran, 93, finishes run across America

After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America. The World War II veteran dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning, ending a cross-country run that started in San Diego. Local media reported that Andrus was surrounded ...

Japanese women lose longevity crown to Hong Kongers

Jul 27, 2016

Japanese women lose longevity crown to Hong Kongers

Japan’s women relinquished the top spot for average life expectancy in 2015 to Hong Kong, the new leader at 87.32 years, data released by the welfare ministry showed Wednesday. Japanese women now have an average life expectancy of 87.05 years, while Japanese men live ...

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, ...