Japan Gone Grey
This year Japan’s baby boomers all reach retirement age, 65. Not a problem in the past when the young were able to take their place. But now young people aren’t having babies due to lack of employment and the elderly are living at least 20 years beyond retirement but most Japanese people live for at least another 20 years. Peter Day reports from Tokyo and Shikoku Island on how the Japanese are managing a problem that will soon be a problem for us all.