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.