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Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly
May 13, 2021

Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan will step up efforts to complete the vaccination of its elderly population by the end of July.

Japan’s New Housing Policy to Reduce Abandoned Homes Falls Below National Target
September 26, 2019

Japan’s New Housing Policy to Reduce Abandoned Homes Falls Below National Target

By Thisanka Siripala
As aging Japan tries to reduce the number of empty houses through a subsidized housing initiative, the plan has been met with disinterest.
Report: Japan’s Public Pension Fund Not Enough to Cover Post-Retirement Needs
June 27, 2019

Report: Japan’s Public Pension Fund Not Enough to Cover Post-Retirement Needs

By Thisanka Siripala
The government rejected the report's findings, but the public is up in arms over the pension scare.

High-Profile Pedestrian Fatalities Point Finger at Japan’s Aging Drivers
May 29, 2019

High-Profile Pedestrian Fatalities Point Finger at Japan’s Aging Drivers

By Thisanka Siripala
A series of deadly car mishaps across Japan aims a spotlight at elderly drivers and inconsistent road safety policies.

Japan's Robot Revolution in Senior Care
June 01, 2018

Japan's Robot Revolution in Senior Care

By Thisanka Siripala
Being cared for by robots is becoming the method of choice among elderly residents.

Japan Won’t Depopulate Quietly Into The Night
May 20, 2016

Japan Won’t Depopulate Quietly Into The Night

By Anthony Fensom
The Japanese government is trying to increase the nation’s labor force.

Japan’s “Ore Ore” Telephone Scam Claims Another Victim
August 02, 2013

Japan’s “Ore Ore” Telephone Scam Claims Another Victim

Con artists in Japan pretend to be loved ones in trouble, target the elderly.

Japan's Demographic Nightmare
August 09, 2012

Japan's Demographic Nightmare

If trends continue, Japan’s population will be cut in half by the end of the century.

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