Japan's society is aging -- and rapidly. With the second-highest life expectancy in the world combined with a falling birth rate, the numbers of retirees and older citizens will only continue to ...
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What were the biggest trends and news events of 2016 in Japan? Here is our round-up. Political and Celebrity Scandals Every year there are plenty of political and celebrity scandals, though ...
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Amazon Japan has started offering a monk dispatch service, where a Buddhist holy man is sent to conduct memorial services for you. The service starts at a flat ¥35,000 (about $285) anywhere ...
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Though this may sound just like another of those "Wacky Japan" stories, there's something more tender and profound at work here. With its chronically aging population and declining birth rate, ...
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Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!