August 11, 2010

BUT THE ROBOTS WILL CARE FOR THEM!:

In graying Japan, scandal over 'missing' 100-year-olds (Justin McCurry, August 10, 2010, CS Monitor)

[T]he search now under way for dozens of missing Japanese aged 100 or over is proof that fact can indeed be stranger than fiction.

Japan’s failure to keep tabs on its oldest residents is not only an administrative embarrassment: It also casts doubt on the health of family and community ties, and could even mark the discovery of a hidden wave of pension fraud in one of the world’s fastest-graying societies.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at August 11, 2010 6:16 AM
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