On the Road to Tokyo: Japan's "80-50" aging challenge & What is to be done? Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Adviser to the Cabinet of the Prime Minister.

Jul 27, 2019, 12:00 AM
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THE GEISHA'S GRANDPARENTS -- A Loving Japanese Couple in Old Age




......Respect for the Aged Day (敬老の日 Keirō no Hi) is a Japanese holiday celebrated annually to honor elderly citizens. It started in 1966 as a national holiday and was held on every September 15. After 2003, the Respect for the Aged Day is held on the 3rd Monday of September due to the Happy Monday System.
 
It started out as Old Folks' Day (Toshiyori no Hi) in 1947. Its popularity spread nationwide, and in 1966 it took its present name and status. Annually, Japanese media take the opportunity to feature the elderly, reporting on the population and highlighting the oldest people in the country......" --- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respect_for_the_Aged_Day

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On the Road to Tokyo: Japan's "80-50" aging challenge & What is to be done? Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Adviser to the Cabinet of the Prime Minister.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/2019/06/27/special-supplements/supporting-aging-populations-agriculture/#.XTsUny-ZMWo