Tag - aging



Sep 26, 2014
In praise of what looks like China's new norm
Based on the rising share of labor's national income, the decline in global demand, the aging population, rapid urbanization and education dividends from younger workers, China's annual growth rate over the next decade is forcecast to average 7.3 percent — which would still be the envy of the world.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2014
In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade
An Jianxing can see he is in a dying business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 26, 2014
Younger Japanese staying away from stocks despite NISA tax lure
History is working against the Abe administration as it seeks to convince a new generation of investors that equities are the best bet for funding retirement.
Aug 25, 2014
Difficult time for pensioners
Pensioners' lives are likely to become even more severe in fiscal 2015 as scheduled increases in pension payments track lower than the rise in general prices.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2014
Kewpie adapts its menu to feed a graying nation
Back in 1960, Kewpie Corp. began selling canned baby food, sensing a chance to catch a wave of young families raising kids in an economy roaring back to growth after the devastation of World War II.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 6, 2014
Daily aspirin could dramatically cut cancer risk, study shows
Taking a small daily dose of aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing — or dying from — bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer, according to a large review of scientific studies.
Aug 4, 2014
The elderly who need help
The rapid aging of Japan's population has created a situation in which more than half of the elderly people who are incapacitated and live in their own homes are being taken care of by a similarly aging family member.
Aug 3, 2014
Europe may have weathered financial storm, but aging society will need structural reform
Europe may have weathered the financial storm, but elected leaders face a daunting task enacting structural reforms of labor markets, pension systems and taxes to restore growth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 23, 2014
Retirees swell national debt treating clinics as clubs
Kaoru Ishiyama gets to an orthopedic clinic in Kawasaki early so he can chat with about 20 other retirees while they wait outside for it to open, each sitting on folding chairs brought from home.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 16, 2014
Brazilian called world's oldest: 126
A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes one resident may be the world's oldest person: a former agricultural laborer born in a community of runaway slaves 126 years ago, at a time when Brazil still had an emperor.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 14, 2014
Outside investors eye heirless small Japanese firms
Takeshi Kaneko searched for nine years to find someone to take over the dried-food store his parents opened after they fled the rubble of Japan-occupied China at the end of World War II.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 8, 2014
Study paves way for Alzheimer's early detection
British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's and call this an important step toward developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2014
Dementia burden weighing on more families
Despite government efforts to improve the lives of people with dementia, the illness takes a heavy toll on patients and those who care for them.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 1, 2014
World's oldest population drives Asian bonds in quest for yield
Asian bonds are reaping the benefits of Japan's ageing population like never before.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 27, 2014
Baby boomers becoming gray gang
As the last of Japan's baby boomers turn 65 this year and retire, many are taking low-paid or voluntary work to get them out of the house — a trend that could have broad-reaching effects.
Japan Times
May 15, 2014
Time to get over the 'shock' of aging actresses
"Americans can be strange about aging," said French actress Jeanne Moreau, in a brief interview she gave me back in 2005. She was then at the tail end of her 70s and had just co-starred with French heartthrob Melvil Poupaud in "Le Temps Qui Reste," as his sympathetic but alluring grandmother. As the interview went on, the whole room went quiet and the other women stopped what they were doing to listen to Moreau.
Japan Times
May 13, 2014
Population panel draws line in sand
To prevent a crisis, Japan should try to keep its population at 100 million for the next 50 years by devoting more resources to child-rearing, a panel says.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 10, 2014
New York City man named world's oldest at 111
The world's oldest living man is a 111-year-old scholar of the occult who calls New York City his home.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2014
Mini-revolutions may add up to a change
1949. The war was over. Slowly, a numbed populace rose from the dead. That year, 2.7 million babies were born — a record high, never surpassed.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 24, 2014
Most condo owners over age 60
Just over half of condominium owners in Japan were 60 or older as of December, up 10.7 points from the previous survey five years ago, the government says.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on