Discussion week 42 - Friday the 26th and Sunday the 28th of February

 - Discussion Week 42 -

 

- Friday the 26th of February

 - Japan is just getting older and older - 

Japan's population is ageing. 25% - 30% of the population of Japan is over 65 years old. Japans population has not been increasing.  Japan has around 60,000 centenarians, and of those 60,000, around 52,000 of them are women.

Why do you think there aren't many children being born, does this link back to last weeks discussion of the phenomena of parasite singles/herbivore men?

What is a viable solution to the decreasing population?

Also, we talked about this before, but are the older people in Japan getting the right care they need?

And does the fact that there are so many old people needing care, that their family members are spending more time caring for their elders relatives, rather than making a family of their own?

 

Let's talk about that.

 

- Sunday the 28th of February

 - Think of the children! - 

According to Child Welfare Authorities, reported child abuse in Japan has been increasing. With the 12 months between March 2013 and March 2014 having 89,000 reported cases of child abuse. Osaka had the most at 13,738, followed by Kanagawa with 10,190, and then Tokyo with 7,814. Previously we had discussed suicide and how Osaka had the lowest suicide to number of residents ratio because of the typical personality or disposition of Osaka's residents, but this paints another picture of people in Osaka.

Why do you think there were so many reported cases of child abuse in Osaka? Why do you think child abuse in Japan has been increasing?

Does it tie into any kind of Japanese traditional thought processes?

What can be done to change this kind of abuse in Japan?
 

Let's talk about that.

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