seniors

Majority of younger Japanese people in survey respect less than 30 percent of their old coworkers

Over 50 percent of respondents say old coworkers contribute “nothing in particular” to the workplace.

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Government study finds seniors active online more likely to feel life is worth living

Are they using the same Internet as me?

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Three Japanese man in their 80s arrested on suspicion of being a ring of thieves

Two brothers and their friend accused of robbing elderly woman who was still a lot younger than them.

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2021 saw the sharpest ever rate of decrease of Japan’s shrinking population, more records broken

Japan’s decreasing birthrate coupled with an aging population continue to spell out doom and gloom for the future of the country. 

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The world’s oldest living person, Kane Tanaka, turned 119 this month

Happy birthday, Kane!

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Japanese woman helps grandma look for insurance card, finds even more precious treasures instead

Unfortunately forgetful granny’s hidden treasure box did not contain tissues, so you’ll want to grab some of your own.

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Japanese teen saves elderly woman’s home from fire, credits love of anime for his heroism

Late-night convenience store run takes a dramatic turn.

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JR group offers all-you-can-ride passes for older couples in “Full Moon Couple Green Pass” deal

In Japan, travelling with someone you love only gets better with age.

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Japan’s oldest McDonald’s worker defies age barriers, inspires everyone at the age of 93

You’ll find a wide range of ages at this Japanese branch of the Golden Arches. 

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Japanese gaming grandpa is tearing up virtual track at age 93【Videos】

After stepping away from a life spent in cars, he’s reunited with the real-world ride he owned and loved in his youth.

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Japanese senior slips on icy road, knocks himself out, passersby give up jackets to keep him warm

Two large men offered help on freezing cold morning, left without giving their names.

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Foreigner convenience store clerk in Japan saves elderly woman from scammers with quick thinking

Refuses to give up when senior doesn’t realize she’s being taken advantage of.

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Elderly Wakayama woman arrested for hacking her local supermarket’s self-checkout

Senior turned to computer fraud to get a discount on her eggs.

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Japanese grandmothers create “Monkey Busters” group, fight primates with airguns

Who you gonna call? Monkey Busters!

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Japan’s intense heat wave has killed 79 people in Tokyo

Public health agency pleads with one group to take simple but critical precaution against heatstroke.

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82-year-old woman fights off bear in Japan: “I sent him flying”

Bear picks wrong lady to mess with in her back yard.

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Japanese woman arrested for cyberstalking elderly man twice her age

Senior citizen says he received dozens of date requests from woman he’s never met or spoken to.

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Old man with smartphone in Japan creates new problem with his high-risk way to shop for masks

Drug stores want seniors to stop lining up before opening hours in hope of buying face masks, but that’s led to another problem at this shop.

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Japanese Granny shows how to elegantly get a little extra personal space for social distancing

Every little counter-measure can help…right? This one makes it natural and easy to keep a little extra distance.

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Home invasion robber makes Japanese granny feed him, gives her 10 masks in return

Super-hospitable senior citizen even gives him a second helping.

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