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Grey Japan propping up the economy

Date: 2007 June 11 14:30

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BBC News have an interesting story about the elderly in Japan who are old enough to retire, but choose not too, partly because they enjoy it, but also because they companies they work for need them. Many companies now have older worker schemes to keep their skilled and experienced staff in the company.

The article continues with a rather lonely technology solution, a kettle for old people that sends text messages to their children to tell them that they're still using the kettle and therefore OK.

Source: BBC News
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