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Japan unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly The
Japan announced a series of measures Tuesday (Jun 18) to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and vehicle-free…
Jun 20, 2019 06:59 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

The fate of Japan, and everyone else
The world's third largest economy is slowly going out of business; its population is shrinking and it resists immigration.
Jun 18, 2019 06:59 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

In historic first, G20 weighs aging as global risk
Ballooning healthcare costs, labor shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic…
Jun 09, 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

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

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

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

Think about not taking the wheel, says man whose wife and child were killed in Tokyo by elderly driver
A man who lost his wife and daughter in a Tokyo car accident involving an elderly driver expressed his deep sorrow Wednesday for being deprived of the…
Apr 25, 2019 07:00 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

40% of Japan's health insurance unions on course to dissolve by 2022 as costs for elderly rise
Over 40 percent of health insurance unions known as kenpo, mainly for employees of large companies, are facing increased pressure to dissolve themselves by.
Apr 19, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Review: Pico Iyer’s ‘Autumn Light’ muses on mortality and the courage to carry on
In Pico Iyer's latest book, "Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells," he finds himself once again in Japan — for decades his chosen second home.
Apr 16, 2019 07:00 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

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

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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