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The Leading Edge of Aging: Lessons from Japan
Feb. 7, 2023 at 4 p.m. PST | Register
The stark statistics that measure Japan's shrinking, aging population don't capture how profoundly the demographic shift is reshaping the country. The ripple effects of more old people and fewer young people are altering every aspect of Japan, from its physical appearances to its social policies, from business strategy to the labor market, from public spaces to private homes. Japan's path foreshadows what's coming in many areas of the world. Meeting the challenge won't be easy, but the future isn't necessarily a straight downhill slide. Japan's experience, with its characteristic attention to detail and design, suggests extreme aging may inspire an age of innovation.