Tag - aging



Japan Times
May 12, 2017
Japan waking up to the problems of sleeping cash
In recent weeks there have been two well-reported robberies of people carrying large amounts of cash on the street. Thieves got away with ¥384 million after attacking a merchant in a Fukuoka parking lot. In Tokyo's Ginza district, a mugger managed to take ¥40 million from a man walking along a popular...
Japan Times
May 9, 2017
IMF warns Asia to learn from Japan's experience, act early on rapidly aging populations
Asia has enjoyed demographic dividends in the past, but the growing number of elderly is set to create a demographic “tax” on growth, a report said.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 15, 2017
Japan's population slips for sixth consecutive year but foreign residents slowing the fall
Japan's population shrank to 126.93 million last year, but the record drop in Japanese was cushioned by a record surge in foreign residents, the government says.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 10, 2017
Intrafamily crime a reflection of Japan's aging society
More than a third of the murders, attempted murders and fatal assaults involving members of the same family in 2014 were motivated by “fear of the future.”
JAPAN / Society
Mar 20, 2017
Funeral discounts deployed to rein in elderly drivers
With traffic accidents involving elderly drivers a growing problem, more incentives are emerging to entice seniors to give up their driver's licenses.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2017
Japan turns to drones to help elderly hunters combat crop-damaging pests
In another downside to rapidly graying Japan, the nation's active hunters — in decline and aging — are having a hard time keeping up with their hunting dogs that dash after their prey.
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LIFE / Language / WELL SAID
Mar 13, 2017
Old, past it, over the hill: expressing aging and old stuff in Japanese
Introduce some Japanese words and phrases that translate to 'old' in English.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 27, 2017
15% of Japan's municipalities see economic improvement
Some 15 percent of municipal governments across Japan saw an improvement in economic conditions in their regions in the last year, slightly exceeding those seeing a deterioration, according to a recent survey by Kyodo News.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2017
Redefining Japan's 'seniors' to older age may free up still agile workforce
When do you become a senior citizen?
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JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Feb 7, 2017
Regions struggling to stay viable amid Tokyo-centric population shift
Despite the central government's initiatives to reinvigorate regional economies and advance decentralization, municipalities across Japan are struggling to stem a population outflow, most prominently to Tokyo.
Jan 30, 2017
Groups call for redefinition of elderly
Japanese aged between 65 and 74 should no longer be classified as elderly because they are physically and mentally much younger than their predecessors were decades ago, according to a proposal.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 11, 2017
China to boost beds, staff to handle health care strains
China will add 89,000 new hospital beds and train 140,000 new obstetricians and nurses in order to deal with the strains on its health care system brought about in part by the relaxation of its "one-child policy," state media said on Wednesday.
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JAPAN / Society
Jan 6, 2017
As welfare costs climb, gerontology groups propose higher age for definition of 'elderly'
Japanese between 65 and 74 should no longer be classified as elderly because they are physically and mentally much younger than their counterparts were decades ago, says a proposal backed by two academic societies.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2016
Number of new adults up slightly to 1.23 million as of New Year's Day
There will be 1.23 million people age 20, the nation's legal age of adulthood, on New Year's Day 2017, up 20,000 from a year earlier, the government said Saturday.
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WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2016
101-year-old child raper becomes Britain's oldest convict
A 101-year-old man became the oldest Briton ever to be convicted of a criminal offense when he was found guilty on Friday of a string of sex crimes against young girls.
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JAPAN / Society
Dec 13, 2016
Japan's hale seniors offer vital help in nursing care of elderly peers
With the rapid aging of Japan's population, healthy older people are providing indispensable support for the nursing care of their fellow seniors.
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2016
Both pressure and perks used to coax seniors into giving up driving licenses
These days have seen frequent news reports of elderly drivers losing control of their vehicles, slamming into stores, running over pedestrians and traveling in the wrong direction on expressways.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2016
More adults kept from leaving parents' nests in Asia by harsh economic realities
In some of Asia's biggest economies, young adults are living longer with their parents as they struggle to strike out on their own.
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WORLD / Society
Nov 29, 2016
Asahikawa Prison revamped for elderly inmates
Should prison facilities be friendly to aging inmates or remain punitively hard for criminals?
Japan Times
Nov 26, 2016
Hand over the keys: getting Japan's elderly drivers off the road
On Nov. 12, in the city of Tachikawa in western Tokyo, an 83-year-old female driver — while reaching out her car window to insert a parking ticket into the toll gate machine in a hospital parking lot — accidentally pushed down on the accelerator and lost control of her vehicle. It crossed...


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