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Age-Friendly Akita City in Action

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

An Interview with Sōichirō Takashima

"...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. "more

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

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 Japanmore

Reflections from Japan

"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."more

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