Thursday, 30 November 2017

A view of Japanese life over the post world war II decades, and dying and death now, from a 91 year old lonely lady

A sad but informative, insightful and thought-provoking article giving one view of Japanese life over the post world war II decades, and dying and death in current times, from the viewpoint of a lonely 91 year old lady: A Lonely Death, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/world/asia/japan-lonely-deaths-the-end.html, 30th Nov. 2017. The article is a longish one and has many pics which add great value to the article.

A small extract from it: "The huge government apartment complex where Mrs. Ito has lived for nearly 60 years — one of the biggest in Japan, a monument to the nation’s postwar baby boom and aspirations for a modern, American way of life — suddenly became known for something else entirely: the “lonely deaths” of the world’s most rapidly aging society."

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