The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts after future tsunamigenic Pacific megathrust earthquakes to motivate at-risk residents to evacuate.
Japan, with the world’s oldest population, has been dealing with a challenge it didn’t foresee: senior crime.
Japan has the largest percentage of elderly people in the world, with 27.3 percent of its citizens 65 and older. Now the country is tapping its love of technology to find a way forward.
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.
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?
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.
Japan's skyscrapers are made with sludge from the bottom of the sea.
A behind-the-scene account of how the "Disposable Workers in Japan" project was developed and how the film was edited.
Shiho Fukada's portrait series, Japan's Disposable Workers, is now available as a three-part documentary.
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.
The underemployed and homeless in Japan have found a new form of hotels: Internet cafes. The cafes offer the necessities for the disposable workers.
For Pulitzer Center grantee Shiho Fukada, her project on Japan's "Disposable Workers" was something of a nervous glance over the shoulder.