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The Business of Aging

New solutions for an aging society

woman preparing lunch at tsunami shelter in Mikayo after the 2011 Japanese Tsunami

Woman preparing lunch at Trunami shelter in Mikayo after the 2011 Japanese Tsunami — TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

Hiroyuki Murata, Professor of Smart Ageing International Research Center at Tohoku University in Japan, speaks with Mike Cuthbert about the problems aging societies face.

See also: The world is growing older.

As a pioneer of “active aging” in Japan, Murata believes one solution to building a stronger social security system is to create profitable businesses that are not only useful to those over 65, but would also generate revenue to support social security.

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