According to recent report by Kyodo News Agency, people aged 65 or over are committing more crimes than teenagers. In fact the elderly crime rate has doubled since 2003. This rise is due to bad economic conditions as well as welfare cuts. One quarter of the Japanese population is over 65.Continue Reading No Comments
The latest fad coming to Japan, combining cuteness and technology, is the Hugvie, a human-shaped pillow with a skin-like texture, with slot in its head for a mobile phone. The user then carries on a conversation with a friend while hugging the soft robot.Continue Reading No Comments
Japans population has been falling since the peak in 2008. There are now about a million people less than at that time. If current trends continue the population will have fallen by one third by 2050. This will affect every aspect of the country’s society, economy, culture and polity.Continue Reading No Comments
Japan is the most rapidly aging country in the world. Statistics show a decline of about one million since the peak in 2008.
Official projections are for a further fall of 40 million by the year 2060.
March 10 marked the 70th anniversary of the firebombing of Tokyo by the American air force. This event resulted in horrific loss of life; somewhat over 100,000 people lost their lives to fire during the three hour air raid. This loss of life far outnumbers that suffered by Dresden in Germany, like Tokyo a city with many wooden buildings.Continue Reading No Comments