U.S. startups look to Japan's graying population

Business Aug 28, 2019

U.S. startups look to Japan's graying population

U.S. startups focusing on care products and services for the elderly are tapping into the graying Japanese market, where more than 35 million people are over the age of 65. Seismic, a California-based apparel company, hopes to expand in Japan with its Powered Clothing, a ...

Nursing homes see spate of deaths amid flu outbreak across Japan

National Jan 22, 2019

Nursing homes see spate of deaths amid flu outbreak across Japan

Amid an outbreak of influenza, the nation has seen a spate of deaths in recent days following mass infections at nursing care facilities. A facility called Shimizu Funai no Sato in Nantan, Kyoto Prefecture, said Tuesday that an 83-year-old resident died Sunday amid the outbreak, ...