Fatality Rate For Those Aged 80 Or Older Tops 11%

Fatality rate for those aged 80 or older tops 11%

Japan's health ministry says more than 11 percent of those in their 80s or older with coronavirus infection have died.

The ministry said the number of people with confirmed infections in Japan stood at over 10,600 as of 6 p.m. Sunday.

Free Rubella Vaccinations For Middle-aged Men

Free rubella vaccinations for middle-aged men

Japan's health ministry has decided to give vaccinations for rubella, or German measles, free of charge to middle-aged men.

Ministry officials say more than 2,400 people have been infected with rubella this year in Japan. The figure is the most since a large outbreak in 2013.

Izu-oshima Isle Attracts Tourists With Shochu Aged Undersea

Izu-Oshima isle attracts tourists with shochu aged underseaFor those looking for a special present, the answer could be a bottle of shochu aged to delicate perfection by the ebb and flow of the seabed’s gentle currents off the shores of Izu-Oshima island.
It’s one of the many successful niche-tourism projects created by volunteers to attract tourists back to the island that was hit by deadly mudslides almost three years ago.

One-eighth Of Population Now Aged 75 Or Older

One-eighth of population now aged 75 or olderThe number of Japanese aged 75 or older reached a record 15.9 million, comprising one in eight people, figures show.
The internal affairs ministry calculated figures on the nation’s graying population to coincide with Respect-for-the-Aged Day, a national holiday, on Sept. 15.