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Aging in Japan : when traditional mechanisms vanish

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Summary:This program provides a record of a society in flux, in which the traditional mechanisms for looking after old people are breaking down. These Japanese senior citizens created the economic miracle of modern Japan, only to find that the happy retirement they unquestioningly expected has been replaced by isolation.
Contributor:Tanaka, Keishi
Koike, Seiichi
Gordon, Hannah
Provider:Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Topical subjects:Older people -- Japan
Older people -- Psychology
Families -- Psychological aspects
Health resorts -- Japan
Public baths -- Japan
Genre:Documentary films
Credits:NHK presents ; director Keishi Tanaka ; producer Seichi Koike ; narrator, Hannah Gordon.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Films@UM Browse terms:Health, Family Studies
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