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Session 483 - Day 1 - Welcome!

What will Japan look like in 20 years? - Noriko Tsuya

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer speaks at the Salzburg Global Seminar, on Social Protection in Asia

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Session 483 - Day 1 - Welcome!
Day 1 of Session 483, Economic Growth and Social Protection in Asia. How will welfare systems best develop? Music credit: DeE[J]LuX - Dedicata a Te [Short Cut] (edit)

What will Japan look like in 20 years? - Noriko Tsuya
The pace of ageing in Japan is a fascinating yet daunting trend for demographers in the country. The speed in which the population is entering the elderly phase is faster than developed Western European economies. It took 61 years in Italy; 85 years in Sweden and 115 years in France for their elderly populations to double. For Japan, it only took 24 years. Keio University's Professor of Economics Noriko Tsuya told Alan Soon, a Knight Foundation fellow from Yahoo, about the implications of a rapidly ageing population on Japan.

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer speaks at the Salzburg Global Seminar, on Social Protection in Asia
Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the UN & Executive Secretary of ESCAP, chaired the November 2011 conference entitled, "Economic Growth and Social Protection in Asia". This 483rd Salzburg Global Seminar session, brought together 39 participants, representing 19 countries, to discuss and analyse the various systems of social protection, and discover ways to improve upon them. Dr. Heyzer opened the conference at the Historic Schloss Leopoldskron, in Salzburg, with this presentation, where she set the stage for the discussions, working groups, and plenaries. She urged the participants to consider how they can move from case studies, and pilot projects, to a much larger social policy agenda, that can be inclusive, sustainable, and successful.

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  • Japan is getting older!
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