Universal Longevity Society and Mutual Support among Generations:Local Communities in Japan

Mutual understanding and support among all generations are considered essential parts of the social environment in advanced countries with universal longevity. In this context, the first international conference of Generations United will be held at Hawaii Convention Center from July 21 to 24, 2015. While Generations United (USA) is the main organizer of the conference, Japan NGO Council on Ageing (JANCA) and other organizations on aging from Europe and Singapore are also co-sponsoring the event. From Japan, Ms. Keiko Higuchi (Co-Chair, JANCA) will give a keynote speech, while about a dozen participants (e.g. Mr. Takeo Ogawa, Ms. Keiko Sugi) will make presentations during the conference. Continue reading

Results of JANCA Survey on Social Participation among Older People (A national survey by JANCA member organizations)

March 26, 2015
Keiko Higuchi and Tsutomu Hotta
Co-Chairs, Japan NGO Council on Ageing (JANCA)

Results of JANCA Survey on Social Participation among Older People
(A national survey by JANCA member organizations)

In Japan, baby boomers are now aged 65+. As one in every four people is considered the elderly, social participation among older people is essential in this country.
Japan NGO Council on Ageing (JANCA), an association of NGOs and NPOs in the field of aging, has been developing activities to promote social participation among older people since its establishment in 1999, the International Year of Older Persons, aiming to “build a society for all ages.” In 2015, JANCA once again conducted a survey on social participation among older people. The following is a summary of its results.
JANCA will work with relevant organizations and individuals nationwide to further promote social participation among older people based on these results.
Lastly, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who helped us in this survey and those who support JANCA’s activities. We will appreciate your continued support. Continue reading

Report on “Japan-China-Korea Expert Conference on Population Aging”

Japan Aging Research Center

 
Japan Aging Research Center started “Expert Conference on Population Aging in East Asia” in 1994 as a platform for demographers, sociologists and gerontologists in East Asia to freely exchange their research experiences. While relevant organizations in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and China had taken turn to host the conference since then, this meeting has been interrupted since 2013.

Experts from China and South Korea, who longed to resume the conference, visited Japan recently, and we held “Japan-China-Korea Expert Conference on Population Aging” on February 17, 2015 (Tue.). The following is a summary of this conference. This report will also be sent to experts in China, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore who have made a significant contribution to organize “Expert Conference on Population Aging in East Asia.”  Continue reading