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.
Ivan Sigal’s multi-channel installation KCR explores the Karachi Circular Railway, a now-defunct commuter train that once connected the disparate neighborhoods of Pakistan’s largest metropolis.
For families of slain drug suspects, the aftermath takes an intense emotional toll. Because of the many barriers to mental health resources, psychological effects remain widely unaddressed.
In southwestern China, the Mosuo uphold one of the world’s last matrilineal societies. As tourists flock to the region, bringing money and clashing values, can female-first traditions endure?
More than 2,500 people have been killed in witch hunts across India since 2001. In Gujarat, experts say a failed model of development has worsened gender inequality and violence against women.
There were no schools for the deaf near her village in India. And she had to stand up to the bias against deafness—and the use of sign language.
You’ve heard about the thousands of Filipinos murdered in Duterte’s drug war. Here’s what’s happened to those left behind.
Glimpse a few days in the life of the primary slum-serving non-governmental organization in Ahmedabad.
The Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: "Toxic Planet: The Global Health Crisis"—a searing look at pollution, an issue that affects us all. Now available on iTunes, Atavist, and Kindle.
How does a personalized, performance-based approach to preventative health make all the difference for slum communities in Ahmedabad? One NGO answers by leaving its mark.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jennifer Redfearn discusses the financial challenges of making her Oscar-nominated documentary Sun Come Up to Business Insider's: The Wire.
With the Pulitzer Center's support, Redfearn and co-producer Tim Metzger traveled to the Carteret Islands to tell the story of some of the world's first climate change refugees.
Ryan Libre receives the 2010 Nikon Inspiration Award for photographs on the Kachin struggle for independence in Myanmar.
Sean Gallagher announces the launch of his new website, "Threatened Waters: China's Wetland Crisis."
Sean Gallagher describes his experiences shooting with a Canon 7D camera for his reporting project on China's Disappearing Wetlands.
Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.
Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
In Pakistan, suicide bombings and terrorism create constant competition for headlines. Journalist Rabia Mehmood sheds light on the challenges and importance of covering human rights issues during emergencies.
Molly Walton of Circle of Blue, an international network of journalists reporting on the global freshwater crisis, interviews Sean Gallagher on desertification in Inner Mongolia. Read excerpt below:
About 20 women and a few men stare at our small group on top of a hill in rural Andhra Pradesh, India.
Jason Motlagh has only been out of college for six years, but he has already made a successful career for himself as a freelance journalist.
After graduating from college in 2004, he got a job as a fisherman on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.
“I was looking forward to doing something more concrete after being in college and doing a lot of abstract stuff,” Motlagh said.
Pulitzer Center grantee Meredith May's piece for the San Francisco Chronicle, "Olga's Girls," is a finalist for the Harry Chapin Media Awards.
The serious consequences of earth's changing climate are the subject of three new documentary films: "Easy Like Water," "Water Wars" and "Sun Come Up," which are funded in part by the Pulitzer Center.
The 2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism 2010 will be the premiere for the »Lumix Multimedia Award« including prize money of 5,000 euros for the best journalistic multimedia production.
170 photographers from 41 countries have applied for this award which will be given in addition to the FreeLens Award. The chance to create another narrative layer beyond the photographs seems to be used by more and more photographers.