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

Activities of Japan NGO Council on Ageing (JANCA) An Overview of JANCA’s history and Activities

<Background and History of JANCA>

In 1982, the United Nations (UN) held World Assembly on Ageing in Vienna and adopted Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing in this meeting. The UN General Assembly also endorsed this plan. In 1990, the General Assembly also designated October 1 the International Day of Older Persons. In 1991, the General Assembly adopted the UN Principles for Older Persons (see Appendix 1), calling for “independence, participation, care, self-fulfillment and dignity of older people (5 principles),” to promote the Plan of Action.

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A Summary of “The Great Turning Point: Demographics of Japan”

Edited by Japan Aging Research Center
Published by Chuohoki Publishing CO., Ltd. (1,800 yen + tax)

Japan Aging Research Center, which conducts research on population aging in Japan and across the globe from the perspective of “aging of life course,” has published this book to celebrate its 30th anniversary. This page provides an overview of the book since the book is currently available only in Japanese.
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