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The population of Japan is one of the oldest in the world. What can we learn from the way Japan organises social care for its elders?

(Image by Iza Kavedžija (C)). 

Social care Japanese style - what we can learn from the world's oldest population

What lessons can England learn from Japan, the country with the oldest population in the world? In anticipation of a UK green paper on social care for older people, the Nuffield Trust published a report claiming that “England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis”, with a range of recommendations for the provision of care to the elderly. Dr Iza Kavedžija, an anthropologist of Japan in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter, reviewed the report for the Conversation.

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Date: 6 June 2018

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