Tag - aging



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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2013
NPO helps granddads learn child-rearing skills
A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization is promoting a program to help grandfathers learn the basics of nurturing babies.
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JAPAN / Society
Jun 19, 2013
Robot niche expands in senior care
Given Japan's rapidly aging population, efforts are accelerating to devise more practical and affordable robots to help seniors handle daily tasks, as well as to cope with a projected shortage of caregivers.
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WORLD / Society
Jun 7, 2013
U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate
Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Japan Times
May 22, 2013
Mobile shop is godsend for elderly in Mie town with falling population
Elderly residents in a small town in Mie Prefecture consider 22-year-old Mao Higashi a great help when she delivers food from her truck.
May 13, 2013
13% of middle-aged men quitting jobs to take care of parents
Middle-aged men are quitting paid work to care for elderly parents in increasing numbers, a new study shows.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 18, 2013
The puck was skittering around center ice when Bill Oliver gathered it in with his stick, weaved his way through traffic into the offensive zone, skated free of a closing defenseman and wristed a shot into the corner of the net.
Mar 10, 2013
Crime is down but elderly prisoners on the rise
Last July, a lay judge panel in Osaka handed down a 20-year prison sentence to a man convicted of killing his sister after the prosecution had only asked for 16 years. Earlier this month the Osaka High Court reduced that sentence to 14 years, because the defendant had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome,...
Feb 25, 2013
Reining in the welfare costs
British welfare reform advocates want to replace the current array of benefits with a single system of tax credits. This won't happen soon, however.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 23, 2013
'Rotten egg gas' hydrogen sulfide may allow us to live longer
In the hunt for ways to extend life, scientists are turning to an unlikely source: the gas that gives rotten eggs their foul smell.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan