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German-Japanese Symposium on "Positive Aging"

At the invitation of the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo), the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the University of Tokyo, around 200 participants came together on the 9th of October to attend the German-Japanese Symposium on "Positive Aging" held in Tokyo.

Japan is the world leader in longevity; within Europe, Germany is the country that has a particularly high proportion of older people in the population. Is there a threat to the performance capacities of the national economies? How are we to deal with these challenges and seize the opportunities that accompany a longer life? Those and other issues were the main focus of Japanese and German experts during four thematic sessions.

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