Labor shortages in Japan's care sector have prompted some nursing homes to employ robots to take care of the elderly.
As Germany's aging population struggles to find enough care workers, the country's health minister is mulling funding training programs abroad. However, the "brain drain" risk has some authorities hesitant to sign on.
A recent study indicates that fewer young men and women in Japan are going on dates or having sex than in the past, with ramifications for a nation already struggling with a falling birth rate and an aging population.
Japan will grant visas to more foreign workers to address a tight labor market. Critics say the new policy may impact social cohesion and fails to address labor abuse.
As its society overall ages, China plans to scrap its one-child policy. Other Asian nations also face the challenge of demographic change.
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