By featuring articles written by experts in many different genres, this online magazine provides people all over the world with information on modern Japan.
|The Joy of Helping Others||PDF(544KB)|
Many elderly people are redirecting the energy they once devoted to work to lead vibrant and meaningful lives in their post-retirement years.
|Turning Over a New Leaf||PDF(782KB)|
An off-beat idea to sell tree leaves to restaurants has turned into a successful business that enables senior residents to lead productive lives.
|Keys to Successful Aging||PDF(700KB)|
Having a reason to live for and leading fulfilling lives are key factors in expanding Japan's "health expectancy."
|Senior Citizens Offer World a Wealth of Expertise||PDF(530KB)|
Many senior citizens in Japan yearn to contribute to other countries by applying the know-how they have accumulated over the course of their careers.
|Expanding Telemedical Care||PDF(684KB)|
"House calls" via videophone are being promoted on an experimental basis in depopulated areas around Japan, and are achieving positive results.
|Extending a Caring Hand||PDF(832KB)|
Takuya Sodeyama, Haruki Miyoshi
Two renowned caregivers note that the key to caring for aged citizens is to avoid dehumanizing them and allowing them to remain viable members of the community.
|Fitness Goods for Longevity||PDF(563KB)|
Many items are being developed in Japan that help people remain fit and healthy.
|Caregivers from Overseas||PDF(659KB)|
Caregivers and nurses from Indonesia and the Philippines are now working in Japan under EPA agreements with these countries.
|Staying Active All Life Long||PDF(645KB)|
The employment and social security systems should be reformed to enable people to remain active beyond their sixty-fifth birthday.
|Japan's Ambitious Midterm Goal||PDF(817KB)|
Toshihiko Fukui, Hiroshi Kamagata
Prime Minister Taro Aso announces a midterm goal of reducing GHG emissions by 15% by the target date of 2020.
|Expanding "Vegetable Factories" to Meet the World's Food Needs Vegetable||PDF(698KB)|
The Japanese government is making a major investment in facilities that can grow vegetables throughout the year and regardless of the climate.
|Robots to Meet Care Needs||PDF(633KB)|
Caregiving and other human-assistance robots are expected to fulfill a growing need in Japan's aging society.
|Sake: Healthier than Medicine||PDF(727KB)|
The domestic market is shrinking, but the variety and quality of sake on the market are growing.
|Artisans for the Modern Era||PDF(733KB)|
Hakuho-do and Taniguchi Washi combine traditional artisanship with modern approaches to enrich consumers' daily lives.
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