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Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Opposition parties raise questions about the law, claiming that it fails to consider its potential impact on Japanese society and does not protect foreign workers' rights

WORKFORCE. This picture shows Jaman, an Indonesian worker at Nakamoto Mfg factory in Oizumi, Gunma prefecture. Photo by  Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Labor shortage woes force Japan to pry open door to migrant workers

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:19 PM

The Japan government wants to allow foreign workers as early as next April, granting visas for up to 5 years to those employed in industries facing chronic shortages such as agriculture, nursing and construction

WORKFORCE. This picture shows Jaman, an Indonesian worker at Nakamoto Mfg factory in Oizumi, Gunma prefecture. Photo by  Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Meet the woman battling South Korea's 'birth strike'

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The job of South Korea's family minister Chung Hyun-Back is to try to reverse the world's lowest birth rates – but she herself is childless and single

Asia's aging population to cost $20 trillion – study

Aug 25, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Yearly spending on caring for the elderly is expected to reach 2 5 billion – five times the cost in 2015 – the study says

ASIAN ELDERLY. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Global elderly population exploding – US report

Mar 29, 2016 - 4:45 PM

More than 600 million people worldwide are 65 years old or above says the US Census Bureau

epa05061835 A Chinese elderly patient walks with the help of a walking aid in a corridor of Songtang Hospice nursing home in Beijing, China, 07 December 2015 (issued 09 Dec). East Asia, led by China, is rapidly aging and has the world's largest share of the aging population ages 65 and over, or 211 million people, according to a new World Bank report released on 09 December 2015. At more than a third of the global population, the fast graying population will result in a significant reduction in adult work force and have vast implications on the economic growth and public services of the region. China alone will incur a net loss of 90 million workers by 2040 according to the report. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

What urbanization, aging population mean for PH

Aug 23, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The problem of one is the problem of all

OLD, POOR. NSCB reports that the latest poverty incidence among the country's senior citizens is 15.8% as of 2009, while the magnitude of poor is around 1.1 million. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Merge SSS, GSIS to better protect Filipino seniors - ADB

Sep 26, 2012 - 1:40 PM

Merging the SSS and GSIS will ensure Filipinos will be protected in their twilight years says ADB