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Preparing for Japan's Next Tsunami

The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts after future tsunamigenic Pacific megathrust earthquakes to motivate at-risk residents to evacuate.

A Bot to Watch Over Me

By 2025, Japan will face a shortage of 37,700 care workers. Robots are starting to find their way to households and nursing homes to fill the gap.

'Virtually Able'

Japan’s average life expectancy was the highest in the world, at 83.7 years in 2015. But what’s the point of living longer if you are not happy? Can seniors find happiness in a virtual journey?

Can Tech Sustain a Super-Aged Japan?

Japan has the largest percentage of older people in the world, with 27.3 percent of their citizens 65 and older. It has turned to technologies from VR to robotics to solve challenges of super-aging.

Paid to Flirt in Japan

More and more young Japanese women aspire to work as hostesses in bars. Experts say this popularity reflects a lack of professional opportunities for Japanese women.