For the first time in Japan the number of people aged 80 and above has topped eight million. It is a figure that has grown twenty-two-fold over the last 60 years.
But as family ties weaken in modern-day Japan, many questions are being raised as to how the elderly should be cared for. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Tokyo.
Content on this website is for general information purposes only.
Your comments are provided by your own free will and you take sole responsibility for any direct or indirect
liability. You hereby provide us with an irrevocable, unlimited, and global license for no consideration to
use, reuse, delete or publish comments, in accordance with Community
Rules & Guidelines and Terms and