According to UN report, population aging is one of the problems the world has to confront with by 2050. Being the two big countries in Asia, Japan is one of the fastest aging countries in the world, while China is getting “old but not rich”. China and Japan are both facing population aging issues, which will cause great effect on the economic and social development in both countries. Despite population aging will be a common global issue in the future, yet countries like China and Japan are at different stages of their development. Therefore, strengthening exchanges and mutual learning in the areas of coping with aging society issues will prove to be quite important for both countries in years to come.
China Development Institute (CDI), a think tank located in Southern China, will host an online webinar on "Governance of Aging Society: Opportunities, Challenges and Prospects". The event aims to gather experts and scholars from China and Japan to debate on how aging issue affects the economy, with a focus on policies and coping measures, comparisons and mutual learning in the field of population aging between China and Japan, in a bid to build capacity for addressing population aging and promoting economic and social sustainability of the two countries.
Time: 14:30-17:00, 14 April, 2022 (GMT+8, Beijing Time)