Tag - aging



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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
May 8, 2012
Diaper manufacturers get them coming and going
Adult diapers now outsell baby diapers in Japan
Sep 9, 2011
Beating the midlife blues
Are you feeling down about middle age? Do you find yourself thinking that time is hurtling and you'll never reach your goals — or, perhaps more distressingly, that they don't even fit who you are anymore?


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