Japan: The Ageing Society and a Test Market for the Future

Japan: The Ageing Society and a Test Market for the Future
By Kyle Springer and Bill Hall on 23 April 2018

North-East Asia | International Relations

Japan is famously known to have one of the oldest populations in the world. The Japanese government has a challenging task ahead while the shrinking and ageing population has serious implications on its national economy. Bill Hall, President of IPSOS Healthcare Japan, is an Australian who has lived and worked in Japan since the early 1970s. Bill discusses the economic implications of an ageing population in Japan but also discusses the exciting business opportunities for the future.

SHOW NOTES

  • A snapshot of Japan's ageing landscape (1:30)
  • The effects of ageing on a Japanese economy (3:00)
  • Business opportunities in an ageing market (4:22)
  • Creating a social community where everyone looks after somebody (9:35)
  • Japan's shortage of healthcare workers and policy challenges (11:00)
  • Digital legacy issues (16:15)
  • Taking advantage of the demographic dividend in the Indo-Pacific (19:13)