• SHARE

As Japan’s society continues to age at an unprecedented rate, companies from a variety of fields are looking into the area of welfare for new business opportunities.

So far, the task of looking after the elderly has been left mainly to families, with women bearing most of the responsibility, and public services have been limited. However, the expected introduction of a public nursing care insurance system for the elderly will help accelerate the growth of the welfare business, because it is based on improving care services.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW