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AGING

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LIFE
Mar 3, 2022
The game of life, reimagined for a superaging society
In Community Coping, players are tasked with preventing communities from collapsing by connecting troubled residents with the right experts.
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COMMENTARY / World
Feb 23, 2022
How to get hired if you're an older worker
The median retirement account balance for older workers in the age of COVID-19 is $15,000, which means it's likely many of those workers are looking to jump right back into the labor pool.
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JAPAN / Society
Feb 3, 2022
In Japan, a thousand digital eyes keep watch over the elderly
The surveillance programs offer the promise of protecting those in cognitive decline while helping them retain some independence, but they have also evoked fears of authoritarian overreach.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 18, 2022
Japan must restore trust in the future among the young — here’s how
According to the Cabinet Office, just 38.8% of Japanese youth are either satisfied or fully satisfied with the state of the country compared with 57.8% in the U.S. and 56.9% in England.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 25, 2021
For aging Japan, a cooker that makes chicken as soft as butter
The invention by two Panasonic Corp. engineers is designed to help people with swallowing difficulties.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 23, 2021
China’s record-low birthrate confirms population challenges facing Beijing
The new figures show population growth in the world's No. 2 economy is slowing dramatically, with some demographers estimating it could start falling as soon as this year.
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JAPAN
Nov 22, 2021
A new source of fuel in an aging Japan: adult incontinence
Waste from adult diapers is growing by tens of thousands of tons a year in Japan. One town may have a solution: recycle it into fuel pellets.
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JAPAN / Society
Nov 2, 2021
Dementia patients find purpose through work in Japan
Programs matching older people with 'paid volunteer' jobs encourage self-reliance and give a sense of satisfaction, according to one industry insider.
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JAPAN
Sep 21, 2021
107-year-old Japanese identical twins recognized as world's oldest
Sumiyama and Kodama were born on Nov. 5, 1913, on Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture, as the third and fourth of a total of 11 siblings.
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JAPAN
Sep 14, 2021
Japan's tally of centenarians hits record 86,500 — and women account for 88% of them
The number of centenarians as of Sept. 15 represents an increase of 6,060 from a year earlier, marking the 51st consecutive year of rise.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2021
Former elite bureaucrat gets five years for 2019 Tokyo crash that killed two
Kozo Iizuka, 90, was found guilty of running a red light after mistaking the gas pedal for the brake, killing a mother and daughter and injuring nine others.
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BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 3, 2021
‘Anti-aging freak’ makes $817 million as hot Japan stock triples in value
Online sales account for about 70% of total revenue for Premier Anti-Aging Co., which was poised to benefit as digitalization has started to disrupt the cosmetics industry.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2021
Eisai pushes second Alzheimer's drug despite call to probe U.S. approval of first
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's June approval of Aduhelm caused resignations among a panel of independent experts who said the therapy was ineffective.
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JAPAN
Jul 12, 2021
A deserted Akita town offers a glimpse of Japan's demographic future
A lack of jobs is causing younger people to move away, which results in stores and other industries losing business and leaves mainly the retired population.
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JAPAN
Jun 24, 2021
Number of dementia patients reported missing hits record-high 17,565 in 2020
Of the reported missing, 214 were not found by the end of the year, while 16,887 including those reported missing before 2020 were located, according to the police data.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jun 16, 2021
Here we go again: China’s wrong turn in population policy
The cost of population aging are not a problem for China. It is a budgetary issue, not a demographic one.
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JAPAN / Society
Jun 12, 2021
Japan's older workers have fewer friends but more motivated to work than peers abroad
When asked whether they had close friends other than their family members, 31.3% of Japanese respondents said they did not, as the pandemic curtails social activities.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 12, 2021
Nursing services in Japan juggling financial solvency and users' well-being
Should the government be turning to the private sector to provide care for the country's aging population?
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WORLD / Science & Health / ANALYSIS
Jun 11, 2021
U.S. FDA faces mounting criticism over Alzheimer's drug approval
The drug was authorized based on evidence that it can reduce brain plaques, a likely contributor to Alzheimer's, rather than proof that it slows progression of the disease.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jun 9, 2021
China ages before it can become rich
One problem is that the Communist Party views people not as individual human beings but as tools to be manipulated to suit party policy at different times

Longform

The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan