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In Japan"s aging population, these women are just getting started

Takehiko Kambayashi/Christian Science MonitorAUGUST 11, 2017 IIDA, JAPAN—In this sleepy, mountainous city, 85-year-old Yoshiko Zakoji starts her day with exercises before cooking rice and simmering vegetables for pre-ordered boxed lunches &.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 12th, 2017

Japan wants to make it easier to become a resident. Do you qualify?

When developed countries face challenges like an aging population, a shrinking workforce, and weak growth, one solution is to open up to immigrants. Japan, instead,….....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 19th, 2017

Japan"s population is falling faster than it ever has before

Wikimedia CommonsJapan's population fell at the beginning of this year at the fastest pace since 1968, when the earliest comparable figures started getting colle.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 5th, 2017

How Can the U.S. Get More Women Into the Workforce? Ask Canada

Enabling women in the U.S. to join the job market over time could generate stronger labor-force growth, offsetting drags from an aging population and other forces, and in turn boost the economy’s growth trajectory......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 2nd, 2017

IMF Warns Asian Countries to Act Now Before Aging Populations ‘Tax’ Growth

The challenges are particularly huge for Japan, which faces both an aging and shrinking population. The International Monetary Fund called on Asian economies to learn from Japan’s experience and act early to cope with rapidly aging p.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 9th, 2017

Japan’s Demographics To Grow More Dire As Germany Seen As Finished

Japan’s aging issue has been a topic of concern for a while but are the numbers even worse than many realize? Maybe Japan’s aging population has been the focus of numerous economic studies, all pointing to the declining trend in .....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkDec 27th, 2016

Japan"s sex problem is so bad that people are quitting dating and marrying their friends

REUTERS/Yuriko NakaoThe Japanese sex problem has become so desperate that its young population are giving up on dating and are just marrying their friends. A Government survey found 69 per cent of Japanese men and 59 per cent of Japanese women do not have.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 7th, 2016

Japan’s Aging Population Has Business Owners Struggling to Find Successors

The number of small firms closing their doors are near a record high. Japan’s small firms, many of which are “mom-and-pop” operations, are dying out as their aging owners struggle to find successors, in another sign that the fast-agi.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 3rd, 2016

Small Japan firms dying out as aging owners struggle to find successors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's small firms, many of which are "mom-and-pop" operations, are dying out as their aging owners struggle to find successors, in another sign that the fast-ageing population is taking its toll on the world's third-largest economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 3rd, 2016

Small Japan firms dying out as aging owners struggle to find successors

Japan's small firms, many of which are "mom-and-pop" operations, are dying out as their aging owners struggle to find successors, in another sign that the fast-ageing population is taking its toll on the world's third-largest economy. Prime Mini.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooOct 3rd, 2016

Vietnam seeks to up retiring age as population pressures pensions

Vietnam is trying to raise the retirement age of both men and women to mitigate the economic impact of a rapidly aging population and take pressure off of its depleted social welfare funds. The Labour Ministry wants to get the issue on the agenda of parli.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooSep 22nd, 2016

Japan"s Abe: aging, shrinking population not burden but incentive

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan's aging, shrinking population was not a burden for the world's third largest economy, but an incentive to boost productivity through innovations like robots, wireless sensors, and Artificial Intelligence. Abe.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooSep 21st, 2016

Marriage Falls in China, Transforming Finances and Families

The drop in marriage stems in part from China’s aging population, but also reflects that women who once were pushed to wed are exploring new options......»»

Category: worldSource: nytSep 12th, 2016

Japan"s sex problem is setting up a "demographic time bomb" — and it could be spreading

Japan has a sex problem, and it might be contagious. For 25 years, the country has seen falling fertility rates coincide with widespread aging, a worrisome trend that has now reached a critical mass known as a "demographic time bomb." Japanese women are h.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 8th, 2016

US, South Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drills

The US, South Korea and Japan started joint exercises today to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul’s military said, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang’s longest-range test launch to date. The........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinessline1 hr. 40 min. ago

Singapore is on the brink of a "demographic time bomb"

Singapore's low fertility rate and aging population have put the country on a dangerous path. If the course doesn't reverse, experts say it could become a "demographic time bomb." These "time bombs.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 7th, 2017

Graphic: Aging like Japan

Singapore's aging trend is on pace to look worse than Japan's demographic of 2016.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 6th, 2017

Video: Watch Wild Boars Charge Through School After Scaring Children in Japan

An alarming spike in the population has led to several such invasions......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 6th, 2017

Japanese women too busy to fall in love due to work pressure: Survey

Back in the 1980s, over 60 per cent of young people in their 20s in Japan were in relationships, while today this group is in the minority......»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 4th, 2017

ROSENBERG: The GOP tax plan could be devastating for future generations in America

Bloomberg TV The GOP's tax plan is unlikely to pay for itself. An aging population puts pressure on entitlement spending, and so tax cuts that are not matched with spending cuts in other areas could be bad for America's fiscal pos.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 28th, 2017

Japanese Mayor Infuriated By "Comfort Women" Statue Cuts Sister City Ties With San Francisco

The statue pays tribute to the estimated 200,000 women enslaved in Japan's military brothels during World War II......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 24th, 2017