UPCOMING WEBINAR | Disaster Preparedness and Response for Aging Populations

JCIE and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) will co-host a webinar on how national and local government and communities can better prepare and respond to disasters, particularly in light of the impact of climate change.

AHWIN Papers No. 4: Disaster Preparedness for Aging Populations—Lessons from Japan

The fourth publication in the “AHWIN Papers” series examines Japan’s actions to improve disaster preparedness to better safeguard the country’s aging population.

Japan Elderly Care Services Drawing Interest from Thailand, Other Asian Nations

“In early November, three older people with dementia were cleaning a park in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. A group of nine visitors from Thailand, Vietnam, China and Singapore observed the way the three, who receive the services of a nearby daycare center, were contributing to their community. The visitors included representatives of civil society organizations that provide support for the elderly. The Japan Center for International Exchange, which aims to help other Asian countries in dealing with issues related to population aging, was among the organizations that invited the visitors to learn about Japan’s elderly care services.”

2023 Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation Grand Prize Winners’ Study Tour

Ten representatives from organizations across  five countries in Asia who had received a grand prize as part of our Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation (HAPI) travelled to Japan for a weeklong study tour. This program was organized by JCIE and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) as part of our work […]

ROUNDTABLE | Discussion with Governor Kuroiwa on Kanagawa’s Aging and Healthcare Policy

As part of our new US-Japan Program on Healthy and Resilient Aging, JCIE hosted a discussion between Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa and a group of experts in the fields of global health, aging, and sustainable development.

JCIE/Japan’s Momoko Abe Interviewed on Aging by NHK

On the sidelines of the 16th International Federation on Ageing Conference in Bangkok, JCIE/Japan’s Momoko Abe discusses the importance of information sharing on innovative responses to aging.

Inaugural US-Japan Healthy and Resilient Aging Exchange

JCIE brought community leaders from Columbus, Ohio—a leader in age-friendly community-building in the United States—to meet with counterparts in Tokyo and in various age-friendly cities in Kanagawa Prefecture to share best practices and insights into the shared challenge of better coping with aging populations.

JCIE Staff Conduct Site Visit to Aging-Related Organizations in South Korea

Members of the aging program team from JCIE traveled to South Korea for a series of site visits and meetings in Busan and the rural province of Hadong, where the team learned how the rapid declining birthrate and aging population in South Korea has become a social issue of the highest priority, and witnessed how the government, welfare facilities, and civic groups are actively addressing this issue.

Award Ceremony for 2022 Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation

The winners of the 2021 Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation have been announced!

AHWIN Forum on Technology for Healthy Aging in Asia

The 2022 AHWIN Forum focused on regional efforts to translate data and innovations into better policies, products, and programs for healthy aging and care for older persons, and discussed best practices in designing age-friendly cities that enable people to stay active and connected and foster solidarity among generations. Winners of the 2022 Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation were also recognized at a ceremony following the Forum.