Aging Society

Majority of Japanese Elderly Not Saved Enough for Retirement, More than Double U.S.

November 27, 2016

Money

 

Majority of Japanese Elderly Not Saved Enough for Retirement, More than Double U.S.

The Japanese Cabinet Office released the Annual Report on the Aging Society 201...
 
What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano

September 30, 2016

Newsletter

 

What are the Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life? From Japan's Longest-Lived Prefecture, Nagano

Building a society with a healthy lifestyle, where even the elderly can lead a...
 
Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

February 29, 2016

Newsletter

 

Villagers Use Hand-Made Canals and Their Own Money to Generate Micro-Hydropower

Itoshiro is a village located in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, right next to Fuk...
 
Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

December 28, 2015

Newsletter

 

Aiming for Happiest Marginal Community in Japan through Renewable Energy

Japan has entered a period of rapid population decline. If the trend continues...
 
Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 2)

July 31, 2015

Newsletter

 

Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 2)

The previous issue of the JFS Newsletter introduced problems resulting from a ...
 
Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 1)

July 13, 2015

Newsletter

 

Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 1)

A report released in May 2014, the so-called "Masuda Report," made a big impac...
 
Kochi's Challenge -- A Prefecture Tackling Depopulation (Part 2)

October 21, 2014

Newsletter

 

Kochi's Challenge -- A Prefecture Tackling Depopulation (Part 2)

A previous issue of the JFS Newsletter (No.144) introduced comprehensive effor...
 
Kochi's Challenge -- A Prefecture Tackling Depopulation (Part 1)

August 28, 2014

Newsletter

 

Kochi's Challenge -- A Prefecture Tackling Depopulation (Part 1)

On July 2, 2014, Masanao Ozaki, Governor of Kochi Prefecture, delivered a pres...
 
Depopulation of Society: Debate in Japan, One of the World's First Countries to Face the Issues

June 30, 2014

Newsletter

 

Depopulation of Society: Debate in Japan, One of the World's First Countries to Face the Issues

Issues surrounding depopulation have been hotly debated in Japan in recent yea...
 
Toyama City Works Toward Compact City Utilizing Public Transportation

March 27, 2014

Transportation / Mobility

 

Toyama City Works Toward Compact City Utilizing Public Transportation

Toyama City in Toyama Prefecture is one of the largest cities in Japan and loca...
 
Keidanren Proposes Housing and Town Planning More Suitable for Japan's Aging Population

March 19, 2014

Aging Society

 

Keidanren Proposes Housing and Town Planning More Suitable for Japan's Aging Population

The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) released on December 7, 2013, a polic...
 
Elderly Simulation Program is Helping Japan Become an Elderly-Friendly Society

March 17, 2014

Aging Society

 

Elderly Simulation Program is Helping Japan Become an Elderly-Friendly Society

The Wonderful Aging Club, a Japanese association working to build a rich and l...
 
Resident-Led Efforts to Secure Local Public Transport Systems

January 1, 2014

Newsletter

 

Resident-Led Efforts to Secure Local Public Transport Systems

One of the problems emerging from Japan's decreasing population and aging s...
 
Third Social Innovator Competition Selects 16 Entrepreneurs for Final Presentation

December 13, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Third Social Innovator Competition Selects 16 Entrepreneurs for Final Presentation

The Institute for Strategic Leadership (ISL, Center for Social Innovation) of Ja...
 
Honda Motor Co. Partners with Saitama City on Ultra Lightweight Vehicle Experiment

November 6, 2013

Transportation / Mobility

 

Honda Motor Co. Partners with Saitama City on Ultra Lightweight Vehicle Experiment

Saitama City, in Saitama Prefecture, and Honda Motor Co. announced a joint ventu...
 
Database of Sensory Characteristics of Elderly and Challenged Persons Open to Public

November 2, 2013

Aging Society

 

Database of Sensory Characteristics of Elderly and Challenged Persons Open to Public

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)...
 
Volunteers Using Point System to 'Bank' Hours in National Citizens' Network

October 20, 2013

Aging Society

 

Volunteers Using Point System to 'Bank' Hours in National Citizens' Network

The Nippon Active Life Club (NALC), a Japanese non-profit organization, has been...
 
Nagoya Offering Shared Housing Opportunities for City's Elderly

September 24, 2013

Aging Society

 

Nagoya Offering Shared Housing Opportunities for City's Elderly

The city of Nagoya launched a shared housing project for senior citizens in Dece...
 
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