Concern grows over Japan's ageing population

Each day brings twists to the problem, be it a shortage of nursing homes or older criminals overtaking juvenile ones.

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    Tokyo - Japan observes Respect for the Aged Day on Monday. Over the next 20 years, the number of people over the age of 75 is expected to make up 30 percent of the population. And that is having a big impact on the economy as well as society in general. Whether it is a shortage of nursing homes or statistics like the number of juvenile criminals being overtaken by older criminals for the first time, each day seems to bring a new twist in Japan's ageing-population problem.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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