Baby boomers becoming gray gang

National / Social Issues May 27, 2014

Baby boomers becoming gray gang

by Sawako Obara

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. The transition came later than expected as many workers from ...

National 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. The record high of 25.0 percent, up 0.9 point, was ...