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September 2018

A Society of Health and Longevity

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THEME FOR September
A Society of Health and Longevity

The world knows that Japan is a place where people live long and generally prosper, and the country is working hard to secure its legacy of health and longevity. Japan's seniors are determined to stay active and seek a continuing purpose in life, pass on their knowledge, stay fit, and even reinvent themselves by taking on challenging new careers.

FEATURES

Making a Society of Health and Longevity a Reality

An interview with Vice-Minister for Health, Chief Medical & Global Health Officer Yasuhiro Suzuki of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Super Senior Triathlete Races On

At eighty-five, Japan's Hiromu Inada holds the world record as the oldest Ironman Triathlon finisher - and isn't done yet

A Lovely and Compelling Voice for Life

Former NHK announcer Motoyo Yamane works tirelessly to give Japan's children the power of effective speech

The New Seniors Who Are Changing Japan

Seniors here don't consider themselves old, and are determined to stay useful, keep growing and follow their own lifestyles

Long Live Shiga

Through better diets, healthier lifestyles and social proactive and practical actions, Shiga Prefecture's men now live the longest lives in Japan

Preventing Dementia with Learning Therapeutics

A joint project is using Learning Therapy to forestall Japan's 2025 projection of seven million dementia sufferers

Midlife Reinvention - Mastering Winemaking in Nagano

A noted essayist and painter and his wife made a midlife move to Japan's heartland and became award-winning winemakers

Sweet Work If You Can Get It

Top Hokkaido confectioner Hori Co. Ltd. keeps older employees inspired and happy enough to work far past retirement age

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