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The truth about life in Ireland according to Kiwis who live there
Kiwis say it's very similar to NZ in many ways… the NZ of 20 or 30 years ago, and with bonus castles.
Jul 18, 2019 00:31 UTC Read More

Japan has world's lowest proportion of working-age people, UN report says
While the ratio is falling worldwide, Japan stands out with just 1.8 people aged 25 to 64 for each person aged 65 or over.
Jun 18, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Japan's Cabinet OKs new program focused on dementia 'coexistence and prevention'
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new program for dementia that focuses on prevention and helping patients with the illness live more comfortably.
Jun 18, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Gov't unveils measures to prevent car crashes caused by elderly drivers
The Japanese government announced a series of measures Tuesday to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and…
Jun 18, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

After seeing an elderly veteran living in squalor, an Uber driver stepped in to help
Lauren Mulvihill did not know what to expect when she was called to the hospital for an Uber pick up. Ronald Dembner, 89, had just been discharged from the…
Jun 13, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Aso to kill FSA's pension report, citing public angst it triggered:The
Finance Minister Taro Aso indicated June 11 that he will instruct the Financial Services Agency to retract a report on pensions that triggered huge public…
Jun 11, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

No. of newborns in Japan hits record low in 2018
The number of newborns in Japan hit a record-low 918397 in 2018, staying below the 1 million mark for the third year in a row, a government survey showed…
Jun 08, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

High-Profile Pedestrian Fatalities Point Finger at Japan's Aging Drivers
Japan's aging society is facing a new level of urgency in addressing driver safety after a string of traffic fatalities caused by elderly drivers having lost control of…
May 29, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Job seekers in their 70s could become Japan's new normal
At the age of 75, Mikiko Kuzuno found herself recently laid off and applying for a job at a factory near Tokyo. She insisted on making the application in p.
May 23, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Government to urge firms in Japan to hire employees until age 70 amid labor crunch
The government on Wednesday urged companies to extend employees' retirement until the age of 70 as part of measures to address a severe labor shortage…
May 16, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Japan aims to cut dementia cases among over-70s by 6% in next six years
A numerical goal will be set for the first time for reducing the number of people in Japan with dementia, with an eye to cutting incidence among patients in their…
May 15, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Step aside, Scotland and Ireland – why you should go on a whisky tour of Japan
I'm standing under crystal-blue sky, surrounded by maple trees and tinkering streams, in a forest outside Kyoto. I'm here on a quest; to uncover the trail of…
May 09, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Japan Has a New Emperor and a New Era, but a Dark Future
Japan's new imperial era officially started on May 1 at a time when 79 percent of the Japanese people no longer believe their own government. Should we?
May 01, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Man whose wife, 3-year-old daughter were killed by speeding car, puts focus on issue of elderly driving
A man who lost his wife and daughter in a Tokyo car crash involving an elderly driver expressed his deep sorrow Wednesday for being deprived of the family's…
Apr 25, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Working-age Japan’s howl of rage against the elderly gains a name
A minute or two of newly shot mobile phone video captures an elderly man repeatedly and, it seems, deliberately, preventing the door of a packed Nagoya…
Apr 22, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Aging Japan to See 25% of Breadwinners Turn 75 or Older by 2040
Japan's rapidly-aging society will see a quarter of its breadwinners turn 75 or older by 2040, the Nikkei reported, citing a study from the National Institute of…
Apr 19, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Man stops train from leaving station in Japan; video goes viral online
The punctuality of Japanese trains often makes headlines around the world, but while rail staff and the trains themselves have a lot to do with the efficiency of the…
Apr 13, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Watch: the old Japanese man who divided the internet ... by delaying a train
The elderly and slightly dishevelled man repeatedly puts his hand and a plastic bag between the closing doors of the train as it waits to depart Sakae station.
Apr 12, 2019 04:00 UTC Read More

Japan's Richest 2019: Why Country's Zombie Economy Is Finally Staggering Back To Life
This story is part of Forbes' coverage of Japan's Richest 2019. See the full coverage here. Nearly three decades after its own asset bubble burst in 1991, Japan…
Apr 10, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

How Japan's suicide capital stopped its citizens killing themselves
Suicide has a long history in Japan as a way to avoid shame or dishonour, and getting psychological help was stigmatised.
Apr 08, 2019 08:01 UTC Read More

Why the world now has more grandparents than grandchildren
For the first time, there are more elderly people than young children in the world. What does this mean for societies around the globe?
Apr 08, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Why are lonely Asians turning to robots for friendship?
From Japan to Hong Kong, robots are taking yet another human job: providing companionship. But while synthetic seals and pillows with waggly tails may play a…
Apr 06, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Akita dog honoured by Japanese police for saving elderly woman
Mame, a 12-year-old from the town of Senboku, in Akita Prefecture, alerted her owner to the old lady, who was slumped by the side of the road.
Apr 01, 2019 07:11 UTC Read More


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