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Age-Friendly Akita City in Action

  • By: Stephanie Firestone
  • January 23, 2018

Akita City’s Age-Friendly City Plan features action by both government and citizens themselves.

An Interview with Sōichirō Takashima

  • By: Sōichirō Takashima
  • January 23, 2018

"...we were the first city in Japan that started providing free Wi-Fi in the subway and at all of our tourist destinations in Fukuoka. We have also been able to launch various efforts based on numbers and data, including the application of big data. These are the technologies that will allow us to create a sustainable society that can handle the aging population efficiently. "

Looking East: A Rising Sun on Innovations to Support Later Life

  • By: Brian Beach
  • January 23, 2018

In May 2017, colleagues and I from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) took advantage of the link with our sister organization, ILC-Japan, to conduct a study mission on aging in Japan

Reflections from Japan

  • By: Debra Whitman
  • January 23, 2018

"In Japan and the rest of the world, a highly trained and engaged staff turns out to be the key ingredient of any quality care environment."

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