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AGING

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 2, 2017
Meal kit delivery services gaining popularity in Japan's busy households
Meal kit delivery services are not just helping out busy households but also seniors in Japan's increasingly graying society.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 20, 2017
Dying Japanese villages, towns run gas stands to keep vital supply chains going
In Shimukappu, a village in Hokkaido and home to a popular skiing resort, residents are to reopen the sole gas station, which closed four years ago as sales declined.
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2017
Oldest woman dies at 117 in Jamaica; Kagoshima resident likely to take title
Violet Brown, a Jamaican woman recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person, died on Friday, local media reported. She was 117.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2017
Japan should to take lead on aging issue: British expert
As the world's most aged society, Japan can play a leading role in advising other countries facing a similar demographic challenge in the future, according to a British professor sitting on a new government panel on human resources.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 14, 2017
Deaths of 11 elderly and medically fragile patients in care homes rock Florida
Inside a sweltering nursing home, a crisis unfolded Wednesday as 150 centers across Florida still lacked power days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Sep 9, 2017
'The Expat's Guide to Growing Old in Japan: What You Need to Know': a review
If you'r e Japan resident and retirement is now closer than your college graduation, you probably need this book.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 5, 2017
Drive-thru funeral service will let Japanese bid an easy and fast last farewell
In a first for Japan, a funeral home operator in Nagano Prefecture will be offering a drive-thru service allowing the bereaved to give their final farewells without having to get out of their car.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CABINET INTERVIEW 2017
Sep 5, 2017
Japan must adhere to cap on social spending, new labor minister says
Japan needs to hold fast in limiting the rise of social welfare spending, said Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Katsunobu Kato in a recent interview.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Aug 28, 2017
Nagoya group looks to turn disposable diaper waste into fuel
Three men whose companies are involved in the manufacture and sales of disposable diapers — the use of which is expected to increase with the aging population — have started an association in Nagoya to research ways to turn them into fuel.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Aug 22, 2017
Prime time in worker-scarce Japan for investing in service robots
Faced with their worst labor shortage in decades, Japanese service companies are finally turning to labor-saving technology, an investment that could lift the sector's woeful level of productivity and allow them to raise wages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 21, 2017
In Japan's remote areas, banks may soon pay visits to customers with mobile ATM vans
An increasing number of regional banks in Japan are introducing automated teller machines mounted on vehicles to cater mainly to elderly people living in remote areas with no bank-run ATMs.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 20, 2017
Japan's farm ministry to promote rental of urban farmland
The agriculture ministry plans to establish a new system for promoting urban agriculture by making it easier to rent farmland, ministry sources have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Jul 26, 2017
Thanks to 'rejuvenation,' definition of elderly should go up 10 years, Japanese researchers say
In January, when researchers specializing in aging studies proposed that Japan redefine "elderly" as being aged 75 and older — instead of the current 65 — it raised more than a few eyebrows.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 21, 2017
Solving Japan's labor shortage will be crucial for sustainable growth: government report
A fiscal 2017 white paper on Japan's economy and finances highlights its labor shortage and poor productivity and suggests cutting working hours and eliminating worker discrimination.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2017
Most Japanese firms see positives in raising retirement age amid tight labor market: poll
More than half of Japanese companies are planning to raise the retirement age of their workforce, a Reuters poll shows, with many saying it would alleviate the labor shortage and harness the expertise of veteran workers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 15, 2017
Abe identifies priorities for fiscal 2018 budget
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to give budget priority to fostering human resources as the government proceeds with the process of drawing up the fiscal 2018 state budget.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 6, 2017
Structure of proteins linked to Alzheimer's discovered, possibly leading to new treatments
Scientists have for the first time revealed the atomic structure of the tau protein filaments that tangle in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and say it should point the way toward developing new treatments for the disease.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 15, 2017
Record number of dementia patients reported missing in 2016, NPA says
The number of people with dementia who were reported missing hit a record high in 2016, figures released Thursday show, highlighting the difficulty in dealing with elderly care in a rapidly aging society.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 14, 2017
Study on frequent Aspirin use flags heightened risk of serious, fatal bleeding for over-75s
People aged 75 or older who take aspirin daily to ward off heart attacks face a significantly elevated risk of serious or even fatal bleeding, and should be given heartburn drugs to minimize the danger, a 10-year study has found.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2017
82-year-old DJ puts unique spin on Tokyo's club scene
Sumiko Iwamuro knows a thing or two about juggling work.

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