Labor shortages in Japan's care sector have prompted some nursing homes to employ robots to take care of the elderly.
Faced with a shrinking workforce, Japan has made it easier for migrant workers to get a visa. Conservative critics are concerned about the impact of mass immigration on Japanese society. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Mariana Turcu is one of many Romanian women working as carers in Italy. The country desperately needs her work to support its aging population — but at the cost of many sacrifices for Mariana and her family.
What are the implications of robots living among humans? DW spoke to filmmaker Isa Willinger about her prize-winning documentary, "Hi, A.I," which delves into the bonds between humans and humanoid machines.
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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