Tag - aging



Japan Times
Dec 31, 2015
Japan's population dilemma, in a single-occupancy nutshell
It's not your typical futuristic city. But if you want to see what Tokyo and the rest of Japan will soon look like, the Takashimadaira housing complex in northern Tokyo's Itabashi Ward may be the place to visit.
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JAPAN / Society
Dec 29, 2015
Video game centers becoming social hubs for Japan's elderly
In contrast to their heyday, video game arcades in cities are turning into social hubs for the nation's elderly, replacing traditional community centers and day care facilities.
Dec 3, 2015
Aging Spain passes population milestone as deaths surpass births
Spain, long concerned about its aging population and emptying countryside, passed a milestone in population decline on Wednesday when it recorded more deaths than births in the first half of this year.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 1, 2015
Honda to raise retirement age to 65 in recognition of demographic shift
Honda Motor Co. plans to shake up job terms next fiscal year and lift its retirement age by five years to 65, making the carmaker one of Japan Inc.'s biggest companies to take action in coping with the nation's aging demographics.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 27, 2015
Japan's farming crisis worsens as one in five workers abandoned roots in past five years
The number of workers in farming and forestry falls 19.8 percent over five years to 2.09 million this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2015
China's graying migrants have stash of money ready to spend
Migrant worker Guo Huailiang is planning to live it up a bit in his retirement.
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JAPAN / Politics
Oct 29, 2015
Abe convenes panel to tackle low birthrate, aging population
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has tasked the panel of intellectuals and Cabinet members with providing ideas to overcome the demographics conundrum.
Oct 28, 2015
Nevada cryotherapy center where worker died is closed because it lacked insurance
Nevada officials on Tuesday ordered the closure of a cryotherapy center just outside Las Vegas where police say a worker was found dead last week in a chamber that exposes a person's body to extremely cold air.
Oct 5, 2015
A new vision for healthy aging
To realize the enormous potential of older people, we must reject the stereotype of them being frail and dependent.
Oct 3, 2015
Economizing on medical spending
Japan's medical expenditures are rising at an unsustainable pace and everyone is going to have to pitch in to keep costs down.
Sep 29, 2015
Japan's cheap debt, aging population prompt ex-banker to shift focus
Saburo Nishiura is using Japan's record-low borrowing costs to turn the nation's shrinking population to his advantage.
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JAPAN / Politics
Sep 25, 2015
Abe to create new ministerial post to tackle key social issues
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday a new ministerial post will be created for an initiative to better cope with pressing social issues such as a declining population and an aging society, as part of efforts to shore up Japan's economic growth.
Sep 4, 2015
Japan's medical spending to top ¥40 trillion in fiscal 2014
Japan's medical expenses in the year to March 2015 are certain to hit a new high above ¥40 trillion ($332 billion) on the back of the nation's graying population, health ministry data showed Thursday.
Sep 1, 2015
The future is gray for the developed world
Over the next three decades, the developed world is set to contend with many challenges related to rapid societal aging
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 27, 2015
Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer
People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2015
South Korea comes full circle in one generation as aging crisis looms
It was only 20 years ago that South Korea was so intent on population control that getting sterilized put young couples on the fast track for public housing. Even the army was in on the act, offering a free pass from annual military training to any man willing to shuffle off for a vasectomy.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 15, 2015
Research on brain disorders leads to superclever mice
Scientists have genetically modified mice to be super intelligent and found they are also less anxious, a discovery that may help in the search for treatments for disorders such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jul 15, 2015
Bigger may not be better for China's 'superhospitals'
Just before midnight, the sidewalk outside the glowing towers of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University is littered with slumbering bodies. Splayed on colorful mats or folding cots, these are patients' relatives.
Jun 15, 2015
Government aims to slash number of hospital beds more than 10% by 2025
The government intends to slash hospital beds nationwide by more than 10 percent from the number in 2013 to 1.19 million in 2025, hoping it will curb ballooning medical costs as the population grows older.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 11, 2015
Former brain-eating tribe offers genetic clues to dementia and deadly diseases
Research involving a former brain-eating tribe from Papua New Guinea is helping scientists better understand mad cow disease and other so-called prion conditions and may also offer insights into Parkinson's and dementia.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan