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The Village that Got too Old
Produced by: David Stenhouse
BBC Producer David Stenhouse visits a dwindling village in Japan where the only remaining inhabitants are all over age 60. Unable to maintain their homes, the residents must decide on the fate of their village and their future as a community.

Program Credits

The Village That Got Too Old was produced by David Stenhouse of the BBC’s World Service. It airs as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.


Information about Japan with links to specific interests.

"Grey on Grey" Crime
An interesting article about the direction the Japanese' elderly may be heading to survive.

Demographic Change and the Family in Japan's Aging Society (Suny Series in Aging and Culture)
by: John W. Traphagan (Editor) , John Knight (Editor) , John Knight (Editor) 2003
The book considers the social effects, welfare issues, and private and public responses to its aging population

Tax Policy for Aging Societies: Lessons from Japan
by: A. Okamoto, O. Akira 2004
This book takes a critical look at the financial burden of managing the ever increasing aging population in Japan

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