Tag - aging



Japan Times
Aug 10, 2018
Pricey family graves a fading tradition in aging Japan
Last month, a man was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police for leaving human remains at a garbage collection station near his residence in Adachi Ward. The remains had been cremated and were mixed in with shards of funerary urns, and according to a report on NHK News, the man admitted to dumping...
Japan Times
Aug 7, 2018
Japan can learn a lot from Detroit's recovery efforts
Five years after Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, the city is starting to recover economically through efforts to fill vacant homes and rebuild the once-desolate downtown.
Japan Times
Aug 5, 2018
How can I ensure my family isn't liable for my elderly Japanese wife's driving mishaps?
Reader B wrote to Lifelines about his worries regarding his wife, a keen driver who is about to become an octogenarian.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2018
Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan
DNA testing at home is starting to gain traction nationwide as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2018
Aging Japan: Akita Prefecture provides glimpse of country's graying future
On a recent weekday morning, a group of men in their 70s and 80s gathered for baseball practice just down the road from a junior high school where students were arriving to start the day.
Jul 7, 2018
Alzheimer's research gets glimmer of hope, but not for first time
For the few drugmakers that haven't given up on the decadeslong, elusive quest for a cure of Alzheimer's disease, each piece of news is a small signpost along a possible path to success — and billions of dollars in potential sales.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2018
Japan sees number of trained dementia care volunteers top 10 million
As the nation ages, the government is eyeing the development of 12 million dementia care helpers by the end of fiscal 2020.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 1, 2018
Nursing cafes aim to promote regional growth, stimulate dialogue on elder care in Japan
Workers in the nursing care and welfare sectors are increasingly gathering at so-called "nursing cafes" in an effort to stimulate dialogue in communities on the medical issues that are arising as a result of the nation's graying society.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2018
The business of death has a bright future in Japan
Norihisa Tomiyasu opened his first mortuary in 1997 aiming to clean up a profession he says deserved its bad reputation for exploiting people's grief and overcharging them at some of the most fraught moments of their lives.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2018
Issue of abandoned land slowing rural development in Japan
Nestled in the mountains on the border of Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures is Takahashi, a city of about 31,000 people which lies 30 minutes by train from the popular international tourist destination of Kurashiki.
Japan Times
May 31, 2018
Newborns in China will enjoy longer 'healthy lifespan' than those in U.S. for first time, WHO data shows
China is now expected to offer newborns a longer period of health during their lifetime than the United States, overtaking the U.S. for the first time, data from the World Health Organization shows.
Japan Times
May 28, 2018
Development of beneficial AI holds key to creating a better society: expert
Whether you love or hate it, artificial intelligence is here to stay.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 21, 2018
Need for nursing care to surge 22% to 7.7 million by 2025: projection
The number of people 65 or older expected to require nursing care is projected to grow by more than a fifth by fiscal 2025 to about 7.7 million, a tally based on prefectural data shows.
Japan Times
May 15, 2018
Regional banks fight for inheritance to ensure their survival
Where there's a will, there's a way. That's what banks across Japan are counting on as they try to keep hold of the ¥50 trillion in wealth left by their customers each year when they die.
Japan Times
May 11, 2018
'This is taking an awfully long time!' says scientist before assisted suicide
A 104-year-old Australian scientist killed himself in Switzerland on Thursday by lethal injection in an assisted suicide he hoped would trigger more lenient euthanasia laws in his home country.
Japan Times
Apr 16, 2018
In rapidly aging South Korea, elderly find escape from anxiety in visits to discos
A discotheque hidden among the back alleys of eastern Seoul is packed with hundreds of gray-haired couples on a Monday afternoon, dancing to local hits from the 1960s in a basketball court-size hall.
Mar 30, 2018
The spreading recovery in land prices
The welcome development can be sustained through strong government support and guidance.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2018
The elderly are dominating Japan's fitness clubs
Japanese gyms are almost totally monopolized by people of middle and advanced ages, especially those over 65, and have become indispensable arenas for their socializing.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 10, 2018
Nursing care abuse targeting seniors climbs 11% to new record
A record of 452 cases of nursing home abuse involving the elderly were reported in fiscal 2016, rising 10.8 percent from the previous year and completing a decade-long climb, according to a welfare ministry survey.
Mar 4, 2018
Prefectures, cities to spend heavily on disaster mitigation in fiscal 2018
A total of 58 prefectural and municipal governments across the nation plan to spend a collective ¥268.4 billion on projects to bolster infrastructure against natural disasters in fiscal 2018 amid central government threats of reduced subsidies, a tally found.


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