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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 unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly The
Japan announced a series of measures Tuesday (Jun 18) to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and vehicle-free…
Jun 20, 2019 06:59 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

The fate of Japan, and everyone else
The world's third largest economy is slowly going out of business; its population is shrinking and it resists immigration.
Jun 18, 2019 06:59 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

In historic first, G20 weighs aging as global risk
Ballooning healthcare costs, labor shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic…
Jun 09, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

No. of newborns in Japan hits record low in 2018
The number of newborns in Japan hit a record-low 918397 in 2018, staying below the 1 million mark for the third year in a row, a government survey showed…
Jun 08, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Enabling people to work until 70
Various challenges lie ahead to keep senior citizens motivated to work longer and under decent conditions.
May 19, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Government to urge firms in Japan to hire employees until age 70 amid labor crunch
The government on Wednesday urged companies to extend employees' retirement until the age of 70 as part of measures to address a severe labor shortage…
May 16, 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

'Driving graduation ceremonies' help coax elderly to give up licenses
In Japan, there has been a lot of news in recent years about car accidents. And among those reported, elderly drivers have made headlines with reckless driving…
May 02, 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

A sword, a jewel and a mirror: Japan’s Sacred Treasures explained
Together, these three items represent the valour, wisdom and benevolence that the emperor displays towards his people. No one other than the emperor and…
May 01, 2019 05:27 UTC Read More

Think about not taking the wheel, says man whose wife and child were killed in Tokyo by elderly driver
A man who lost his wife and daughter in a Tokyo car accident involving an elderly driver expressed his deep sorrow Wednesday for being deprived of the…
Apr 25, 2019 07:00 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

Aging Japan to See 25% of Breadwinners Turn 75 or Older by 2040
Japan's rapidly-aging society will see a quarter of its breadwinners turn 75 or older by 2040, the Nikkei reported, citing a study from the National Institute of…
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

Japan’s population decline accelerates despite record immigration
The pace of population decline in Japan is accelerating, with the country set to lose the equivalent of a midsized city every year for the foreseeable future.
Apr 12, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Japan's Richest 2019: Why Country's Zombie Economy Is Finally Staggering Back To Life
This story is part of Forbes' coverage of Japan's Richest 2019. See the full coverage here. Nearly three decades after its own asset bubble burst in 1991, Japan…
Apr 10, 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

Japan struggles with English-language signs ahead of 2020 Olympics
Less than 18 months ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, visitors are still struggling to comprehend the "Japlish" that the locals say is…
Apr 08, 2019 07:00 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

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