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Japan Turns Gray (and we will too)

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January: Japan Turns Gray (and we will too)

Presenter: T.R. Reid

With more than a quarter of its population over 65, Japan is making major economic and cultural adjustments to deal with the flood of kōreisha  ()-- "upper age persons." This  brings some problems;  the nation now has more deaths than births every year. But many kōreisha are having the time of their lives --growing old and loving it. As other wealthy democracies, including the U.S., face the same demographic transition, Japan can teach us how to turn gray with humor and grace. 

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About T.R. Reid

T. R. Reid has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, documentary films, reporting for the Washington Post, and his light-hearted commentary on NPR's Morning Edition

T. R. Reid has written ten books in English, three in Japanese, and translated one book from Japanese to English. Reid wrote a chapter of the recent Japanese best-seller, "Nippon no Mirai ni Tsuite." He was The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tokyo and London. Since moving to Denver, Reid has served as President of the Japan-America Society of Colorado. He is the Board Chair of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Chairman of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care and has served on the boards of several other community and national organizations. Click here to learn more about T.R. Reid and his work.

Earlier Event: January 9
Member Appreciation Shinnenkai
Later Event: January 26
44th Annual Kohaku Utagassen