Japanese Senior Suicide Rate is a Social Problem
Posted 4/18/10
And that's not their only social problems.

For the Japanese suicide rate, when you take a closer look at the age distribution since 1990's, you'll see a steady increase -and an underestimated future projection- of senior suicide rate from 29% to the most resent at 40%. This coming from a developed nation with the second largest economy, its fastest growing business export is quite ironically the voluntary purging of retired workforce. When that's all they ever seen themselves as; the once diligent workers who helped raised their nation out from the ashes of the Pacific War, are now seeing themselves as nothing but used up human waste.

For all their collective cultural traditions of pride and honor worth, their individual dignity took a nosedive as soon as they presumed that their society had failed them. That's the ever growing trend of the Japanese senior prospect.

So just like before, what's your ideas on how to solve the Japanese social problems of traditional honor overriding personal will, cultural pride hijacking individual dignity, and a materialistic family value breaking down human-to-human communication? Be realistic about it and keep the summoning of the trolls at a minimum, you know who you are.
Posted 4/18/10
i have a few words for you

The University of Tokyo
Posted 4/18/10 , edited 4/18/10

The_Old_Grey wrote:

i have a few words for you

The University of Tokyo
I don't think a mere education institution, which is only a sub branch of social service, while it's too remote from the Japanese public as a whole, can offer any realistic help. Despise the fact that its prestigious social science research papers being open to the public. Therefore I think you need to be more specific than that to be of any sort of real help.

Also, keep in mind that Japanese traditionally don't even have a rich culture of psychoanalysis. I mean even the Japaneses themselves don't know that they have their own original theories based on their mainstream culture.
Posted 5/9/10 , edited 5/9/10

DomFortress wrote:


The_Old_Grey wrote:

i have a few words for you

The University of Tokyo
I don't think a mere education institution, which is only a sub branch of social service, while it's too remote from the Japanese public as a whole, can offer any realistic help. Despise the fact that its prestigious social science research papers being open to the public. Therefore I think you need to be more specific than that to be of any sort of real help.

Also, keep in mind that Japanese traditionally don't even have a rich culture of psychoanalysis. I mean even the Japaneses themselves don't know that they have their own original theories based on their mainstream culture.


Japanese culture seems so inexpressive...like traditions and such choke them under pressure. That;s why I love Anime(unrealistic appeal) and dislike Japanese Culture(cruel). "Japanese people are encouraged to avoid being a nuisance to others (mendokusai), to avoid speaking their mind to others, even family and friends (erasouna hito; urusai), and to keep their problems hidden because having any problems of a personal nature is seen as weakness (which in turn is regarded as short from being a disgrace)" (Azreal) Proud to be a Shameless American...their strive for perfection and honor according to a social standard but really isn't it better to live by your own standards?...that would suck!!! Life is what you make it....and if your gonna end it..well your gonna miss out on a lot...
Perfection sure go ahead fifty bucks says you won't get there in three lifetimes!!!
Posted 5/9/10

Fusev wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


The_Old_Grey wrote:

i have a few words for you

The University of Tokyo
I don't think a mere education institution, which is only a sub branch of social service, while it's too remote from the Japanese public as a whole, can offer any realistic help. Despise the fact that its prestigious social science research papers being open to the public. Therefore I think you need to be more specific than that to be of any sort of real help.

Also, keep in mind that Japanese traditionally don't even have a rich culture of psychoanalysis. I mean even the Japaneses themselves don't know that they have their own original theories based on their mainstream culture.


Japanese culture seems so inexpressive...like traditions and such choke them under pressure. That;s why I love Anime(unrealistic appeal) and dislike Japanese Culture(cruel). "Japanese people are encouraged to avoid being a nuisance to others (mendokusai), to avoid speaking their mind to others, even family and friends (erasouna hito; urusai), and to keep their problems hidden because having any problems of a personal nature is seen as weakness (which in turn is regarded as short from being a disgrace)" (Azreal) Proud to be a Shameless American...their strive for perfection and honor according to a social standard but really isn't it better to live by your own standards?...that would suck!!! Life is what you make it....and if your gonna end it..well your gonna miss out on a lot...
Perfection sure go ahead fifty bucks says you won't get there in three lifetimes!!!
Well I have my own take on why "perfection" was meant to failed at life, naturally.
29209 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Alexandria, Va.
Offline
Posted 1/30/11
Thousands of Japanese centenarians may have died decades agoMore than 77,000 people aged 120 or over – 884 aged 150 or higher – are listed on government records as still alive


Share241 Justin McCurry in Tokyo guardian.co.uk, Friday 10 September 2010 17.41 BST Article history
Elderly people work out with wooden dumbbells in Tokyo on Respect for the Aged Day last year. Authorities have been left red-faced after it was revealed that it has thousands of people who are dead listed on record as still alive. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

More than 230,000 Japanese people listed as 100 years old cannot be located and many may have died decades ago, according to a government survey released today.

The justice ministry said the survey found that more than 77,000 people listed as still alive in local government records would have to be aged at least 120, and 884 would be 150 or older.

The figures have exposed antiquated methods of record-keeping and fuelled fears that some families are deliberately hiding the deaths of elderly relatives in order to claim their pensions.

The nationwide survey was launched in August after police discovered the mummified corpse of Sogen Kato, who at 111 was listed as Tokyo's oldest man, in his family home 32 years after his death.

Kato's granddaughter has been arrested on suspicion of abandoning his body and receiving millions of yen in pension payments after his unreported death.

Soon after came the discovery that a 113-year-old woman listed as Tokyo's oldest resident had not been seen by her family for more than 20 years. Welfare officials have yet to locate Fusa Furuya, who was last seen in about 1986.

Japan's failure to maintain accurate records of its oldest citizens is also being blamed on strict privacy laws and weakening family and community ties. "It appears that these people were isolated, given that it is unclear whether they are dead or alive despite the family registration system," the justice minister, Keiko Chiba, told reporters.

The survey uncovered 234,354 centenarians who are listed as still alive but whose addresses could not be confirmed. Ministry officials suspected some deaths went unreported in the confusion that followed the end of the second world war, while other people may have lost touch with relatives or moved overseas without informing the authorities.

The discovery has proved a major embarrassment in a country that supposedly reveres its oldest citizens.

Every September people who have just turned, or are about to turn, 100, receive a congratulatory letter and a trophy from the prime minister.

The debacle is partly a symptom of the bureaucratic struggle to maintain accurate records in one of the world's fastest-ageing societies: more than one in five Japanese are aged 65 or over.

According to the health ministry, the country has 40,399 centenarians with confirmed addresses, more than triple the number a decade ago. Japanese women can now expect to live an average of 86.4 years – the longest life expectancy in the world – while the average among men is 79.6 years.

The government said the findings would have a minimal impact on longevity figures, which are based on census data collated during home visits. In addition, men over 98 and women over 103 are not factored into life expectancy calculations.

From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/10/japenese-centenarians-records
I found this very interesting and somewhat socially disturbing.
You must be logged in to post.