Podcast: Baby Boomers in Asia Pacific with Kim Walker. Part 1

An interview with on PWRN radio (USA); Generation Reinvention. Hosted by Brent Green. Boomers across Asia represent a lucrative market opportunity. In the Asia-Pacific region ,the 50+ group is growing five times faster than overall population growth. They have been largely ignored by marketers and are therefore fertile ground for businesses to make inroads. Asian […]

Asian Seniors Logging On

Dispelling the myths around older web users in Asia, here’s an article from the Asia Media Forum that includes some interesting facts and stats e.g: Internet penetration in Asia stands at 18.5 percent, compared to the world average of 24.7 percent As of June 2009, Internet World Stats reported 704.2 million Internet users in Asia, or […]

Philippine tourism lures Japanese silvers

Philippine Tourism Secretary “welcomes every opportunity to promote the country to the Japanese market, especially to the silver market who may find it a perfect haven where they can spend their retirement years. Philippines Tourism (DOT) hosted a welcome luncheon to a group of 32 senior Japanese tourists who were in the country recently for […]

Filipino nurses to train in Japan

92 nurses and 188 caregivers from the Philippines have been accepted for training in Japan.  This is the first group of Filipino health workers to get free language and skills training in Japan. The will receive six months of language and skills training at various hospitals and care facilities in Japan. During the first six […]

Japan's elderly need more help

Japan’s nursing-care business is one of the high growth sectors due to it’s rapidly ageing population. There are now about 1.1 million people working in the industry. But in 5 years’ time the number of Japanese requiring nursing-care services will rise by 1.5 million to a total of 6 million, requiring another 300,000 to 500,000 workers. […]