World in Progress: Japan′s platinum society | World | Breaking news and perspectives from around the globe | DW | 04.05.2022

Visit the new DW website

Take a look at the beta version of dw.com. We're not done yet! Your opinion can help us make it better.

  1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages

World

World in Progress: Japan's platinum society

Japan has by far the oldest population in the world. Around a third of Japanese citizens have already reached retirement age. That comes with a range of problems, but Japan wants to regard seniors as a treasure full of experience rather than a burden. They've coined the term "platinum society" – because platinum does not oxidize like silver does.

Listen to audio 16:21

Martin Fritz went to find out more in Japan. His report is presented by Anke Rasper.