aging society

Japan now has only two TV anime series that air in prime time during the week

Pokémon loses its prime time slot as only a pair of veterans cling to theirs.

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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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Japan reports fewer children and more elderly people for 35th year in a row

New data confirms the number of children in Japan is only continuing to decline.

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Kyoto counter-terrorism unit called in after senior citizen “reserves” parking space

Some in the media are calling this incident yet another indication that Japan’s entering an unprecedented era of geriatric delinquency.

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Elderly woman’s suicide highlights mounting problems for Japan’s seniors

Just before her 100th birthday, one woman in Hyogo Prefecture sadly decides to blow out the candles for good.
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An increasing number of pets are being left to fend for themselves as Japan’s population ages

Japan’s ageing population is resulting in more and more pets being left to fend for themselves after their elderly owners pass away.

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Is Japan itself dying of old age? Premium city real estate auctioned off for next to nothing

It’s no secret that Japan’s elderly population is on the rise while the younger population is on decline. Though everyone from the government to economists is trying to figure out what the ramifications of such a top-heavy population will be, Japan is already feeling some of the consequences.

No place is this more apparent than in Japan’s northern prefecture of Aomori. What was once a thriving area a few decades ago is now by all accounts a snowy ghost town.

The most recent event to highlight just how bad things have become is Aomori City practically give away prime real estate. Why has this happened and just how bad are things in Aomori? Read on to find out!

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Japanese man suffering from dementia could lose house after forgetting about court hearing

As Japan’s population continues to grow older, the nation is having to change to cope with the challenges that come with this aging demographic. The following story is just one unfortunate example of how current systems can fail to meet the needs of the elderly.

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