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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

Can Freelancing Cure Loneliness? Creating Replacement Families In Japan
In Japan, it's possible to hire replacement family members - freelance actors - to reduce the loneliness of being alone.
Jun 19, 2019 06:59 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

Preventing elderly driver accidents
Steps must be taken to reduce the rising number of accidents caused by elderly drivers.
Jun 15, 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

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

Japan needs to prioritize a 'population health' approach
A new approach can help rein in graying Japan's soaring health care costs.
May 21, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Enabling people to work until 70
Various challenges lie ahead to keep senior citizens motivated to work longer and under decent conditions.
May 19, 2019 07:00 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’s child population at record low after falling for 38th consecutive year
Japan's child population has declined for the 38th year in a row and is now at a record low, the government said. The number of children younger than 15 stood…
May 04, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

'Driving graduation ceremonies' help coax elderly to give up licenses
In Japan, there has been a lot of news in recent years about car accidents. And among those reported, elderly drivers have made headlines with reckless driving…
May 02, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

A sword, a jewel and a mirror: Japan’s Sacred Treasures explained
Together, these three items represent the valour, wisdom and benevolence that the emperor displays towards his people. No one other than the emperor and…
May 01, 2019 05:27 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

Commentary: In Japan, the old are harassing the young
Rougai, a term meaning an annoying old person, reflects Japan's ageing population woes keenly felt by the young, says the Financial Times' Leo Lewis.
Apr 24, 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

Japan’s population decline accelerates despite record immigration
The pace of population decline in Japan is accelerating, with the country set to lose the equivalent of a midsized city every year for the foreseeable future.
Apr 12, 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

Japan struggles with English-language signs ahead of 2020 Olympics
Less than 18 months ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, visitors are still struggling to comprehend the "Japlish" that the locals say is…
Apr 08, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

What happens to residents when an old age home goes bankrupt?
I wonder if I could ask you to change my diaper?” The senior citizen home staff member to whom that plaintive request was addressed did not reply. He lowered…
Apr 05, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More


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