Unseen Japan

The Japan You Don't Learn About in Anime.

A swindler convinces someone her son needs money.
Angry senior citizen
A man praying at a home before cleaning it.

Dying Alone in Japan: Why "Kodokushi" (孤独死) Is On The Rise

Essay   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  September 24, 2018 • Tagged with aging population, news, society

"A congealed, black pool of blood spread out from the body in the bathtub." As Japan's population ages, more people are dying alone. Can anything be done?

A school in Gunma that was recently shut down.

De-Population in Japan: No Easy Fixes?

Essay   By Emma Ford  ·  August 27, 2018 • Tagged with aging population, depopulation, government, politics, society

The continued downward spiral of Japan’s population hasn't been helped by the slowdown in the Japanese economy. Emma Ford combines personal experience and stats to ask: Where does Japan go from here?

A new health care crisis mounts in Japan.

News Japan: Adults Become "Caregiver Shut-Ins" to Care for Aging Parents

News   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  July 16, 2018 • Tagged with aging population, news, society, government, politics

You've likely heard the term "hikikomori". Sadly, there's now a new class of shut-ins: the children of aged adults who can't care for themselves.