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.
The ageing population of Japan
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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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.
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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.