Tag - aging



Japan Times
Apr 19, 2014
Now is the time to research Alzheimer's
The team leader at the Laboratory for Proteolytic Neuroscience at Riken's Brain Science Institute is not a man usually given to making apocalyptic statements.
Japan Times
Apr 10, 2014
Senile seniors challenge Japan Inc.
As businesses grapple with the social changes being brought about by the rapidly graying population, dealing with senility has become a fact of life at shops and banks.
Apr 8, 2014
Want to be happy when you're old? Get a job
A Brookings Institution researchers has found 'well-being' benefits to voluntary part-time employment as well as to remaining in the workforce beyond retirement age.
Apr 4, 2014
Foreign trainee program given OK for expansion
Japan decides to expand the abuse-tainted foreign trainee program in light of a labor shortage threatening construction projects for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2014
Aging 3/11 foster folks facing health worries
Three years after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami heavily damaged the Tohoku region, many children orphaned by the disasters are in the care of grandparents or other elderly relatives who are facing health concerns that could limit their ability to continue as foster parents.
Feb 22, 2014
Tokyo 2020: only as old as the medalists you field
The motto of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is 'Discover Tomorrow,' which organizers hope will help distract sport fanatics from the reality of Japan being the fastest-aging country in the world.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2014
Nagoya: What do you think about the April sales tax increase and how will it affect you?
Denizens of the Chubu capital offer their tuppence-worth on the impending 3-percent consumption tax hike to 8 percent from the start of the fiscal year.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2014
Japan's elderly reach for the joys of romance
On her first date with her stoop-shouldered "prince," Tae, a 77-year-old widow, felt her heart flutter in her chest as she gazed with him toward brightly lit Tokyo Tower.
Dec 22, 2013
Reducing the toll on taxpayers
As government subsidies for discounted expressway tolls are set to be scaled back in April, the current scheme that relies heavily on taxpayer money should be replaced with a more sustainable one that takes into account the need to renovate aging infrastructure this century.
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2013
Tokyo: If you could be prime minister for a day, what would you do?
Top concerns for would-be PMs around the metropolis: Fukushima, demographics, women in the workplace, the consumption tax, education, energy, English — and beer.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2013
Kyojima: Tokyo's epicenter of disaster risk?
Kyojima in eastern Tokyo is a perfect storm of natural-disaster risk, but while the metropolitan government is trying to get old people out, young people are moving in.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2013
Ex-meter reader forms company that offers jobs and purpose to retirees
Kenji Ueda founded a human resources company for retirees 13 years ago, hoping not just to help them work again but also find something to live for.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 14, 2013
With age, comes sports clubs: survey
More Japanese people are joining sports clubs or community sports groups as they get older, with over 40 percent of women in their 70s belonging to such clubs.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 18, 2013
Vacant homes highlight hole in 'Abenomics'
Pieces of broken wood dangle and sway like autumn leaves from the window frames of vacant homes in the Inariyato district in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, where taped-over mailbox slots tell a story of abandonment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 30, 2013
Long-living Japanese society needs better 'quality of death'
A quarter of a million bedbound elderly people are kept alive in Japan, often for years, by a feeding tube surgically inserted into their stomach. A few months ago, my 96-year-old grandmother became one of them.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 19, 2013
The weird and wonderful world of the naked mole rat
Doctor Chris Faulkes, who has been working with them almost every day for the last 25 years, has long since learned to love naked mole rats, but, as he concedes, since they are "pretty much blind and live underground in the dark, they are not necessarily naturally selecting on good looks."
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2013
Kanebo recall illustrates built-in resilience of cosmetics industry
Compared to what it made on whitening skin-care products, Kanebo's recall will cost very little.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 5, 2013
Children of the 1960s will pay a higher price
To some, it must have been a very long time coming but here it is at last. That smug, gold-plated, bloated slice of the population, whose main preoccupation appears to be, on the one hand, continually bragging about their unique birthright of rock 'n' roll, flower power, feminism and the sexual revolution...
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 5, 2013
Hoping to slow the advance of dementia? Forget about it
It is a thought that crosses many middle-aged minds when a word is forgotten or a set of keys misplaced: Is this a fluke, or the first sign of dementia?
JAPAN / Society
Jul 4, 2013
Number of elderly households in Japan hits record high in 2012
The number of elderly households marked a record high of 10,241,000 in 2012, a government survey showed Thursday, another sign of the graying of Japanese society.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world