Takanori Fujita, an author of a popular book, "Elders Descending into Poverty." As Japanese society ages and the government cuts social welfare spending, older women who live alone are bracing for the impact.© Bloomberg
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When the rapid-growth period was over, and Japan’s traditional life-long employment system ended, the government failed to gain consensus from taxpayers to shift the burden of this safety network from families to society.
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