Japan Gone Grey

Japan is ageing faster than anywhere else, and the population is shrinking. 2012 is the crunch year as many of their baby boomers reach retirement age. How will Japan manage an economy where their healthy pensioners might survive at least another 20 years and younger citizens don't seem to want to have children? So how will Japan cope and who will pay the bill?

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Sun 29 Jul 2012 21:30

Contributors to this programme:

Atsushi Seiki
President, Keio University, Tokyo

Noriko Hama
Professor of Economics, School of Management,
Doshisha University, Kyoto

Kuniko Inoguchi

Tomoji Yokoishi, Irodori

Florian Coulmas
Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies

William Saito
Founder & CEO, InTecur, K.K.

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