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AGING

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
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...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Nov 26, 2016
Where to burn aging Japan's growing numbers of dead?
A sideshow of Japan's demographic crisis is that there aren't enough facilities available to 'process' these bodies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 25, 2016
Ruling bloc rams 'pension-cutting bill' through committee, making Diet passage likely
The LDP-Komeito ruling bloc overrides the opposition on a controversial pension bill that aims to link payouts to changes in wage levels.
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2016
Two Tokyo pedestrians killed in accident involving elderly driver
Two people were killed when a car driven by an elderly woman suddenly accelerated and broke through a parking lot gate at a hospital in Tachikawa, western Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 4, 2016
Disaster-related stress, displacement may worsen cognitive decline in elderly: study
Elderly people forced out of their homes and separated from neighbors in the aftermath of a natural disaster may be more prone to dementia than survivors who are able to remain in their dwellings, a new study suggests.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2016
Japan's population declines in 2015 for first time since 1920
The population stood at 127,094,745 as of Oct. 1, 2015, down 0.8 percent from the previous census.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 25, 2016
How to lower your risk for Alzheimer's disease
A healthy diet is the best way to having a healthy mind.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 27, 2016
Japanese firms offering more end-of-life services as population ages
Amid Japan's rapidly aging population, a burgeoning industry is targeting families expecting a death in the near future.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 25, 2016
Could new drug prevent Alzheimer's disease?
A promising experimental drug called aducanumab could be an important development in preventing Alzheimer's disease.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 22, 2016
Japan's shrinking population not burden but incentive: Abe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan's aging, shrinking population was not a burden, but an incentive to boost productivity through innovations like robots, wireless sensors and artificial intelligence.
EDITORIALS
Sep 21, 2016
Growth in senile dementia cases
Japan must prepare to handle a larger number of senile dementia cases as the size of its eldlerly population increases.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Sep 18, 2016
Master of obscure 'body-shrinking' form of kung fu looks to bend the trend on martial art
For 50 years, kung fu master Li Liangui has been contorting his body into eye-watering positions while practicing one of the more unusual and less popular Chinese martial art forms.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 17, 2016
Silver gifts to centenarians get cheaper as ranks rise
One perk of getting old in Japan is a gift of a silver cup from the prime minister in the year you celebrate your 100th birthday. But from this year, new centenarians will be sipping sake from cheaper vessels.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Aug 22, 2016
In Aichi, ashes of the dead shift to conveyer belt system as Japan grays
The first columbarium in the Chubu region to use an automated cinerary box conveyor system opened last month in Nagoya as the popularity of tombs that do not require much maintenance grows.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 30, 2016
Japan's farming population falls below 2 million for first time: survey
The number of Japan's agriculture workers has fallen some 60 percent over the past quarter of a century to below 2 million in 2016, the lowest on record since the government began keeping records, according to a recent survey.
EDITORIALS
Jul 26, 2016
Misconduct by adult guardians
Financial misconduct by lawyers and others serving as guardians for incapacitated adults risks ruining public trust in the adult guardianship system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 25, 2016
Motor function loss becoming a concern as Japan's population ages
A Japanese medical association is warning that deterioration in motor functions increases the risk of becoming bedridden or needing nursing care with age.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2016
Do-it-yourself pensions take hold in Japan as state payouts expected to dry up
When Saori Ito went on maternity leave last year and stopped getting a regular paycheck from her cosmetics company, she became worried about her future — and wondered if this kind of anxiety is what awaits her after retirement.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
Jul 16, 2016
Rethinking the age-old question of youth
Japan used to follow a wonderful practice to mark old age: Everyone who reached their 100th birthday received a silver sake cup called a sakazuki. It's certainly better than the tradition in Britain, where centenarians simply get a letter from the queen.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2016
60 seen as too young to retire in aging, worker-short Japan
Hiroshi Suzuki had a fulfilling career in which he traveled the world as an engineer. Then, at age 65, he retired. That didn't last long. For the past seven years Suzuki, 72, has been a nursing aide in the Tokyo area, and says he's years away from true retirement.

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