Jan 10, 2017

Redefining the 'elderly' age

As the rapid graying of Japan's population continues, a proposal has been made to redefine the "elderly" age to be in line with people's changing perceptions as to when their golden years begin. In the face of mushrooming social security costs in an aging ...

Oct 18, 2015

Leaving jobs for nursing care

The Abe administration needs to take concrete steps to stem the flow of people who quit their jobs because they must care for ailing relatives.

Jun 15, 2015

Migration of elderly residents

Should the government promote the migration of the greater Tokyo area's elderly residents to rural parts of the country to avert a crisis in welfare services for senior citizens?