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Date : March 18, 2011

Notice (Press Briefing): Japan’s Challenge: Hyper-aged Society (Postponed)

post date : 2013.08.19

img4d6b1d9fb9b16Press Briefing:“Japan’s Challenge: Hyper-aged Society”


Dr. Hiroko Akiyama, Professor, Institute of Gerontology, University of Tokyo


In its special report titled “Into the unknown,” The Economist in November 2010 featured Japan’s aging, arguing “Japan is ageing faster than any country in history, with vast consequences for its economy and society.” It is estimated that the elderly will account for one-third of Japan’s population in 2030. Will the county succeed in creating a new value and social system, and showing the way to a high-aged society as the world’s pioneer? 


A widely recognized expert on aging issues in Japan, Dr. Hiroko Akiyama, Professor, Tokyo University Institute of Gerontology, will come to FPCJ to answer the question. She will tell you about her studies including the results of her institute’s social experiment project “Redesigning communities for an aged society,” and extend her views on challenges and opportunities for the future.


Time & Date: March 18 (Fri), 15:00-16:30To Be Rescheduled


Place: Foreign Press Center/Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg.)


Language: Japanese (with English interpretation)



Japanese media, FPCJ supporting members and embassy representatives may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free). 


*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.

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