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What Is Japan’s “Silver Market”? What Are Some of The “Silver Goods”?

We all know how technologically advanced Japan is as a country. The Japanese are more tech-savvy than anyone else in the world. From small electric Itazura coin banks to huge magnetic bullet trains, the country is famous for its technological innovations. As Japan advances in every field, its population is aging rapidly. You must have…

Second Life Toys Break Down Barriers Surrounding Organ Transplants in Japan with Plushies

There is a campaign that has recently launched in Japan, to help bring awareness to organ transplants. Organ donations is a problem worldwide with Japan ranking far behind the rest of the industrialized world. The charitable organization, Second Life Toys, has created a unique way to illustrate the concept behind organ transplants to children, by…

Allergic to Soba? Check Out this Hokkaido Campaign that May Just Save Your Life!

With such a great variety of mouth-watering food to indulge in on your travels throughout the land of the rising sun, you may encounter what many people dread – food allergies. In Japan, many food industries, supermarkets, and restaurant establishments take the time to label food or the menu clearly to ensure consumers are aware…

How is Japan Helping to Raise Awareness and Destigmatize Dementia?

Japan’s aging population is continuously increasing and on top of this, more than 4 million people across the country are currently living with dementia; at a cost of which is about 1 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). Therefore, Japan is putting a lot of effort into confronting the issue by raising more…