• Kyodo News


Business establishments that help elderly people live healthy, independent lives will be required by the health ministry to disclose information on their operations, according to officials.

Such facilities were introduced in April under the revised care insurance law and are now offering muscle training and other programs.

A person broke a leg in October at one such facility while being assessed for physical fitness, stirring calls for the facilities to disclose their accident prevention measures and guidelines for staff training programs.

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