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AGING

Japan Times
SOCCER
Dec 23, 2022
Kazuyoshi Miura to make decision on Portugal move in early 2023
Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura has indicated he will make a decision early next year about whether to start a new chapter in his evergreen career with a move to Portugal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Longform
Dec 19, 2022
Downsizing death: Japan's funeral industry at a crossroads
The death care business is rethinking the services it offers in response to soaring bookings and sagging revenue in a rapidly aging nation
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 14, 2022
China’s activist shortage
Because of China's one-child policy and age demographics, even as protests roiled cities across the nation, no one should expect a sustained push for democratization.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 9, 2022
Almost everyone is about to get a year younger in South Korea
The bill passed by the National Assembly on Thursday would scrap the country's widely used 'Korean age” counting standard, which typically added a year or even two to a person's age.
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BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 29, 2022
Eisai and Biogen plunge after report of second death in Alzheimer’s trial
The case involved a 65-year-old woman who died of a massive brain hemorrhage after suffering a stroke and a type of brain swelling and bleeding in an Eisai trial, a report said.
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BUSINESS
Nov 28, 2022
South Korean central bank governor warns against Japan-like stimulus
The country should instead embark on long-delayed structural reforms, central bank Gov. Rhee Chang-yong said.
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LIFE / Digital
Nov 24, 2022
China’s grandparents are done babysitting and ready to go viral
Rapping grannies, crooning 70-year-olds and gamers in their 80s are challenging traditional Chinese views about aging and what it means to have a long and happy life.
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WORLD / Politics
Nov 21, 2022
As Biden turns 80, Americans ask, 'What's too old?'
With Biden already the oldest person to serve as president, the 2024 race for the White House is shaping up to be uncharted territory for the United States.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 30, 2022
Kazuyoshi Miura sets JFL's oldest scorer record with penalty kick
The former Japan star's goal was his first since March 2017, when he was playing for Yokohama FC in the J2 League.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 10, 2022
Kazuyoshi Miura rewrites record for oldest player in debut at new National Stadium
Miura, at 55 years and 225 days old, came on in the 76th minute for the Suzuka Point Getters
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JAPAN / Society
Sep 29, 2022
Aichi cafe gives joy to older people with dementia and their families
Anki Cafe gives people a comfortable place in which to socialize and interact with children who help out there.
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JAPAN / Society
Sep 26, 2022
Long burdened by costly funerals, Japan embraces simple goodbyes
While much of the recent decline was due to people opting for small-scale ceremonies to avoid the spread of COVID, many say the change is both overdue and unlikely to be fully reversed.
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JAPAN
Sep 19, 2022
Over 75s make up over 15% of Japan's population for first time
Also hitting a record high this year was the number of those over 65 — 36.27 million people, accounting for 29.1% of the population.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2022
Centenarians in Japan top 90,000 for first time
Japan had only 153 centenarians in 1963, when the statistics started. The latest figures show female centenarians numbered 80,161, accounting for 88.6% of the total.
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COMMENTARY / World
Aug 24, 2022
A 'sober-curious' generation leaves Japan with a hangover
Should the tax arm of the government be encouraging people to drink, even in moderation?
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JAPAN / Society / Longform
Aug 1, 2022
Inside Japan's happiest town
A shrinking community that was fading into obscurity is now considered the nation's happiest town. What's the secret behind the smiles in Hatoyama, Saitama?
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 30, 2022
Life expectancy in Japan sees first decline in 10 years amid pandemic
The average life span for women was 87.57 years, down by 0.14 year, while that of men shrank 0.09 year to 81.47 years.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jul 29, 2022
Assuming you'll retire healthy is an expensive mistake
Many people will face serious health conditions by the time they reach retirement age. It's wise to prepare for such unpleasantness now.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 8, 2022
Pension riches are no panacea for Japan’s startups
The world's biggest pension fund might invest in the next unicorns and decacorns. That's a good beginning — but the country's fledgling scene needs more.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 23, 2022
‘Plan 75’: A chilling look at a callous future society
Chie Hayakawa's haunting dystopian drama about a government-sponsored euthanasia program to address Japan's aging society almost hits too close for comfort.

Longform

Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores