[SEOUL] Aged 70 she was working 20 hours a day in a hospital just to make ends meet.

THE BOTTOM LINE

IF you want a peek at the future, try looking at Japan. It's a sobering exercise. Here's how economist Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, describes the...

[TOKYO] At the age of 75, Mikiko Kuzuno found herself recently laid off and applying for a job at a factory near Tokyo.

TAKING HEART

THERE were almost 14 working adults supporting one elderly Singaporean in the 1970s. Fast forward almost five decades later, and the ratio has dwindled to about five people supporting an elderly...

[TOKYO] There were 161 jobs for every 100 jobseekers on average last year in Japan, the highest ratio since 1973, highlighting the labour shortage in the world's third-largest economy and its...

[LOS ANGELES] Dale Pollekoff, 71, moved to Los Angeles after a long career in graphic design in Washington, DC. As a single woman with no children, she felt drawn to the city's weather and the...

[TOKYO] Yumiko Okubo, 71, had forgotten how to heat up food.

SINGAPORE is reaching a critical juncture for addressing the social impact of its status as the most rapidly ageing population in Asia. According to the United Nations, elderly Singaporeans -...