aging population

Japanese town suffers population decline, turns its local elementary school into an aquarium

Yes, those really are sharks swimming around in the school pool.

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Japan sees huge growth in jobs in the “cleaning up the homes of old people who die alone” field

Demand grows more than 10 times in size in just five years as Japanese family dynamics change.

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Japan suffers 37th consecutive year of low birthrate, Japanese people may become extinct someday

Turns out that Japanese citizens are aware of their fate, but there seems to be no solution to avert the impending disaster.

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Tough national exam question for elderly care workers in Japan hits netizens right in the feels

Life will come to an end someday, and it takes a special individual with a big heart to support those nearing the last legs of a long journey.

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Japanese convenience stores showing “hardening of society” with touch-screen age verification?

Seniors especially irked by the mechanical process, but most people agree it’s kind of pointless anyway.

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Japanese tabloids teaching seniors how to find adult videos online

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta get grandpa to his girls gone wild.

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Japanese hip hop group Rishiri Boys boasts local pride, mad skills, and an average age of 82

What do you get when you put three older Japanese fishermen together? A hip hop group, of course.
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This is a pretty worrying chart for China’s demographic future

It’s no secret that many countries face looming demographics problems as their populations age.

Much has been written about developed markets like Japan, Germany, and Italy, which have the largest percentages of their populations age 65 and up.

But another country also deserves attention: China.

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