Debbie Howard, Chairman of The Carter Group/Japan Market Resource Network, was recently interviewed by leading agetech innovator Keren Etkin (author of the recently released book “The AgeTech Revolution”) and founder of The Gerontechnologist, about agetech in Japan.Read MoreAge Tech Japan Newsletter: January 2022
Kobe City’s Age-Tech Eldercare Technology Implementation and Promotion Program Creates Win-Win for Both Society and International Age-Tech Companies
With right at 30% of its population aged over 65, Japan represents the largest global market for ageing-related technologies.Read MoreKobe City’s Age-Tech Eldercare Technology Implementation and Promotion Program Creates Win-Win for Both Society and International Age-Tech Companies
In Japanese culture, it is said that each person has an ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced ee-kee-guy), or “path to life fulfilment” or “purpose for being.”Read MoreAll about Ikigai … What It Is, How It Works with Longevity, and a Local Government Example
Back in 2018 I published an article on LinkedIn titled, ‘Young and Careful: Japan’s Strangely Conservative Youth’. At the time of writing that piece it had, for some time, seemed to me that young people in Japan were going against the expected role of social change-maker that I and other foreigners may have expected.Read MoreAre Japan’s Young About to Write Their Own Story?
One thing is certain for all of us, as a rather morbid saying goes. But alas, it is true and therefore it doesn’t come as a surprise that death and the business of dying are a large industry in Japan, with customers guaranteed in one of the most aged societies in the world.Read MoreThe business of dying in Japan
You can knock on the doors of millions of residences in Japan 24/7—especially out in the countryside—and get no answer.Read MoreYay, Free Houses in Japan! Not So Fast, Friend.
Japan may be a long way from the 24-hour, drive-through pharmacies that one sees in the U.S., but a recent flurry of activity to create “new types of drugstores” shows that innovation is alive and well.Read MoreDrug distribution channels bound for change as part of aging society phenomenon