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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.

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