Japan Marks Respect for the Aged Day

Japan celebrated the 45th Respect for the Aged Day, and there have never been more aged to respect.  The number of Japanese citizens older than 65 doubled between 1970 and 1994, and the trend has only increased.  The article reports Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he wants to “form a society where everyone will be part of the workforce that includes the elderly people.”  With an aging society such as Japan’s, older adults’ involvement in the workforce is seen as crucial to the social security system.
News Asia, September 19, 2011

Written By: Michiyo Ishida

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