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?
Contributors to this programme:
President, Keio University, Tokyo
Professor of Economics, School of Management,
Doshisha University, Kyoto
Tomoji Yokoishi, Irodori
Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies
Founder & CEO, InTecur, K.K.