Tag - seniors



Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 9, 2019
Zap cap: Electrical brain stimulation seen boosting memory function in older people
Electrical brain stimulation using a noninvasive cap can help boost older people's mental scores to those of people 20 to 30 years younger, according to a study published on Monday.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2018
Okayama pileup blamed on elderly driver leaves 9-year-old girl dead, four other school children injured
A 9-year-old girl died and four other schoolchildren were injured Tuesday following a multiple vehicle pileup caused by a 70-year-old driver in Okayama Prefecture, police said.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2017
IMF urges Japan to boost foreign, female and elderly labor participation
The International Monetary Fund has called on Japan to promote the use of foreign workers and the participation of women and elderly people in the labor market as part of efforts to achieve firmer and sustained growth.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 13, 2016
Seniors living alone in Japan topped 6 million for first time in 2015
An estimated 6.24 million people in Japan aged 65 or older were living alone in 2015, exceeding the 6 million mark for the first time, according to a welfare ministry survey released Tuesday that also showed economic distress felt by many of the elderly.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2016
Japan's retirees heading back to work as firms face labor shortages
Some companies are bringing retirees back into the office to pass on know-how gained through decades on the job.
JAPAN / Society
Jun 2, 2016
Welfare-dependent elderly households top 50% of total in Japan
People aged 65 or older accounted for more than half of all welfare-dependent households in Japan in March — tipping over the 50 percent mark for the first time, the government said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 22, 2016
Thailand popular with Japanese retirees but many end up dying alone
In a slum in the outskirts of the Thai city of Chiang Mai, where trash and abandoned cars litter the streets, an 81-year-old Japanese man died of cancer in February.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2015
Japan to downgrade gift to centenarians as population ages
The central government is finding it costly furnishing Japanu2019s growing number of centenarians with a token of congratulation in the form of an expensive sake dish.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 27, 2014
Baby boomers becoming gray gang
As the last of Japan's baby boomers turn 65 this year and retire, many are taking low-paid or voluntary work to get them out of the house — a trend that could have broad-reaching effects.
Sep 16, 2013
Number of elderly in Japan hits record high
A record-high 31.86 million people, or about a quarter of Japan, were over 65 years old as of Sunday, up 1.12 million from a year earlier, according to a demographic estimate released by the government.


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