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Japan's Coming Crisis: Problems for the Honorable Elders

Japan's Coming Crisis: Problems for the Honorable Elders The rapid aging of the Japanese and United States populations represents a major challenge interms of health care and the quality of life. This article provides a cross-cultural analysis of thestatus of the elderly in these two countries. Japan currently has almost 13 million people overthe age of 65. This number will more than double in the next two decades, making Japan one ofthe oldest countries in the world. This change offers an opportunity to view the approaches,solutions, and dimensions associated with current and proposed directions for the elderly in theUnited States, who now number 32 million and will increase to 35 million by the year 2000. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Applied Gerontology SAGE

Japan's Coming Crisis: Problems for the Honorable Elders

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SAGE
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Copyright © by SAGE Publications
ISSN
0733-4648
eISSN
1552-4523
DOI
10.1177/073346489101000208
pmid
10111330
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Abstract

The rapid aging of the Japanese and United States populations represents a major challenge interms of health care and the quality of life. This article provides a cross-cultural analysis of thestatus of the elderly in these two countries. Japan currently has almost 13 million people overthe age of 65. This number will more than double in the next two decades, making Japan one ofthe oldest countries in the world. This change offers an opportunity to view the approaches,solutions, and dimensions associated with current and proposed directions for the elderly in theUnited States, who now number 32 million and will increase to 35 million by the year 2000.

Journal

Journal of Applied GerontologySAGE

Published: Jun 1, 1991

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