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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

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

Fukushima: From samurai training to skiing, this beleaguered Japanese prefecture has it all
Japan might be criss-crossed with bullet trains and jam-packed with vending machines selling everything from frozen drinks to hot cans of coffee, but in the…
Jun 10, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Amid high-profile accidents involving elderly drivers, survey finds 1 in 4 people in Japan over 80 still drive
The rate who said they drive was higher in rural areas, where transportation services are limited, indicating cars are essential for everyday trips.
Jun 04, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

The prison inside: Japan's hikikomori lack relationships, not physical spaces
Fifty-three-year-old Kenji Yamase doesn't fit the traditional image of a hikikomori, but then perceptions of Japan's social recluses are changing. "People.
Jun 01, 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

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

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

The beautiful art-filled Japanese islands left behind by the modern world
Night is beginning to fall as three dozen of us walk in single file into the Chichu Museum, an exquisite labyrinth of spaces built underground so as not to disturb…
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

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

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

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

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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