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Japan's elderly priced out of homes in Tokyo

Migration of elderly people to non-metropolitan areas has started regardless of whether they like it or not

Elderly people eating lunch at a daycare facility on Gogo Island in Japan. The government says elderly people should continue living where they are used to living, but is that really sustainable?


"I HAVE nothing to look forward to," a 77-year-old man, who always wears pajamas, said while sitting on his bed. "I've just given up." It has been two years since he moved to this home for the aged in a remote place far from the bustling area of Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward where he had