Tag: senior citizen

Japan to restrict licenses for elderly drivers amidst alarming surge in road crashes

Amidst the rise in road crashes caused by elderly drivers, the Japanese government is now planning several measures to avoid further incidents. Several recent road crashes involving elderly drivers have driven the public to push for better restrictions and safety measures. In April, an 87-year-old driver...

Japan to implement policies encouraging employees to work until 70

Japan is an ageing population with a low birthrate and growing labour shortage, and to that end the government is planning on allowing employees to work until they're 70 or even 75 years old. The Japanese government continues to implement new policies to address the...

Government boosts support to caregivers of elderly through financial assistance

The government plans to boost its support to caregivers of elders through giving of financial assistance and improving of respite care, according to the Senior Minister of State for Health Edwin Tong. This is part of the Ministry of Health’s review of support for caregivers...