91-year-old Tokiwadaira resident Chieko Ito. Pictures: Ko Sasaki/The New York Times

Why Japan’s ageing population is dying alone

Rapid economic growth and social mobility have eroded family ties. Now, a generation in the country often lives, and dies, alone

Topic |   Ageing society

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91-year-old Tokiwadaira resident Chieko Ito. Pictures: Ko Sasaki/The New York Times
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