By 2025, a third of Japan's population will be 65 and above - who will care? (photo: dpa)

Geopolitics: Japan faces the challenge of an ageing society

Who will provide daily care to Japan’s fast-growing number of elderly? In this special report, Professor Dr Stefan Lippert looks at the options available, from the problems and benefits of employing foreign health professionals, to the development of robot care assistants which will give automated help in the home and hospitals.

JAPAN is ageing - and fast. A falling birthrate and rising life expectancy have tilted the nation’s demographics such that 23 per cent of the population is now aged 65 or over – a figure which has almost doubled in the past 20 years.

By 2025, Japanese who are 65 and above are expected to comprise 30 per cen...

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Dr. Stefan Lippert
Many continue to work through their 70s and beyond. Regardless of their former position, they do what needs to be done
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