Aging Japan: Neighboring suburbs face divergent futures as one grays, one grows

A man takes a walk at a park in Higashinohara district in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, November 7, 2018. Picture taken November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

SAKURA/INZAI, Japan (Reuters) – Katsuya Kodama’s wife died two years ago, and the 77-year-old keeps her ashes on a Buddhist altar in their suburban Tokyo home. “I talk to her morning and night, tell her everything,” he said. “I sit on the chair she used in the bath while ill. Sitting where she sat makes […]

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