Do not know which gift to ask for Christmas or for your birthday? Renew your lingerie with red panties or red boxers. This is the favorite gift among the japanese elderly!
From Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th of June 2019 a unique tour to discover the Silver Economy “made in Japan” is organised on the occasion of the SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards.
The Ageing Well Japan Tour is aimed to CEOs, senior executives and facility managers who would like to gain an insight into japanese innovative elderly care industry and services for their organizations. Attendees will come away from the study tour with a strong understanding of the financial, technical and cultural aspects that place Japan ahead in its adaptation to the global demographic ageing.
The launching event of the French-Japanese cooperation on Innovation and Digital Economy took place at Station F, Paris, on July 13th 2018. It was organised by the French and Japanese governments and JETRO, a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.
Nearly one in four elderly Japanese convicts is reoffending and ending up back behind bars within two years of being released, according to new government figures.
Read SilverEco.org Hiroyuki MURATA’s guest column, published in the latest issue of “L’Annuaire National de la Silver Economie”.
Hiroyuki MURATA is the President of Murata Associates, Inc. and a Professor in Tohoku University.
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According to a survey, the number of elderly aged 65 and above hits a record in Japan: 35.14 million this year, accounting for 27.7 percent of the population.
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A recent study suggested that natural disasters might lead to higher risks of contracting dementia. It was based on the example of Iwanuma, which was among the Japanese cities most badly affected by the tsunami of 2011, which killed 20 000 people. [Read more…] about Could natural disasters lead to dementia?
Japanese elders now make up a third of the country’s entrepreneurs, at a time when younger people seem to shy away from entrepreneurship. [Read more…] about Seniors make up a third of all Japanese entrepreneurs
How do the elderly live in 21st century Tokyo? Lee Chapman set out to find out and capture daily moments in the lives of Japan’s oldest city-dwellers.
Centenarians seem to particularly take to certains regions in the world ; Japanese island Okinawa and Italian village Acciaroli are two of their favourite hideouts. What are the secrets to longevity in these regions? [Read more…] about Live long and prosper : two Japanese and Italian recipes for longevity
In Japan, local convenience stores strive to adapt to the ageing population ; they now settle in residential buildings. [Read more…] about Japan : local shops adapt to ageing
Much has been said about the ageing of the population of Japan; but many do not know that in the oldest country in the world, the elderly lead rather precarious lives.
Silver Economy impacts all sectors, including the Food industry and farming. Indeed, the world is ageing as two billion people will be over 60 years old by 2050.
Many of them are living in rural areas, and generally they are older women who survive predominantly by farming. As the younger generations are no longer interested by the farming traditions, Japan is willing to implement a strategy to meet the food demand: robots.
According to the latest statistics published by the Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, people aged above 80 years old represent 7.9% from the total population. This analysis was published on the occasion of the International Day of the Elderly, celebrated on the last 21 of September in the land of the Rising Sun.
Tokyo lacks long-term care establishments for elderly people despite increasing demand. Currently, Japan has the oldest population in the world. A quarter of its population is over 65 years old. Moreover, by 2060, about 40% of the Japanese population will be 65 and above. [Read more…] about Japan: will seniors need to pay more for long-term care?
When speaking about the new demographic tendency of ageing population, Japan tends to take the lead as it is the oldest country in the world. However, the whole Asian continent is affected by this process.
By 2030, one in three people in Japan will be over 65 years old. A study conducted by the Japan Policy Council (JPC) showed that by 2025, more than 430,000 people will not be able to receive necessary nursing care services. They propose to the elderly to migrate towards rural regions, where more nursing care facilities are available. [Read more…] about Should the elderly flee the Tokyo area?
Japan still has the oldest population in the world: 25% of Japanese people are indeed over 65. In that regard, following a partnership between Apple, IBM and Japan Post Group, 5 millions of Japanese seniors should be equipped with iPad tablets by 2020.
Many people are still wondering about the abilities of the elderly to drive a car. In that regard, a quite interesting solution has come directly from Japan. Would the French culture be receptive to this solution? [Read more…] about Senior Citizen Mark: respect or stigmatization?
Japan has the most important elderly population in the world. Thus, the Japanese society is adapting to this phenomenon in all sectors, even the pornographic one. [Read more…] about Sexuality: the elderly-pornography is expanding in Japan
March 5th, 2015 was an important date for Japan, because the country celebrated Mrs Misao Okawa’s 117th birthday. It is a big event because this figure makes her the oldest person in the world in 2015. [Read more…] about The oldest granny in the world
As soon as they turn 20, Japanese people have to make monthly contributions to the kokumin nenkin kikin seido, which is the contribution system to fund the retirement of the elderly.
However, a large part of the Japanese youth does not understand how the financing system for retirement works, nor do they understand its utility. Therefore the Japanese Minister of Health, Work and Welfare invested 16 million of yens in an information campaign. One of the main tools of this campaign is a manga that explains to youth the way the contribution system for retirement works.
“Nursing Expo Japan 2015” will be the first International Nursing & Nursing Care Expo. It will take place in INTEX Osaka on February 4-6, 2015. It will focus on two fields: nursing in hospitals as well as elderly care and rehabilitation. [Read more…] about Nursing Expo Japan 2015