Population Aging

Preparing for the Impact of an Aging Population

From preparing for shrinking workforces, transforming healthcare needs, to the increasing demands on public spending and social security, the impacts of population aging touch almost every area of government policy and present a number of challenges for sustained economic growth in the region.

While not all countries are aging at the same rate, no society will be spared the effects of this demographic phenomenon. Only by improving the region’s cooperation in areas like labor mobility, immigration, and best practice sharing, can the Asia Pacific face the headwinds brought about by population aging. The APRU Population Aging Hub hosted by Keio University brings together renowned experts on population aging from across the Asia-Pacific. It provides a platform to engage with government and enterprise, and to support capacity building to improve the capacity of nations to deal with this aging challenge.

APRU aims to raise awareness about the demographic shifts towards older populations, the need to address the challenges, and reap the opportunities of population aging. A key part of this is research to provide policy makers with the evidentiary base for policy making, ensuring aging issues and the transition to an aged society does not hamper economic growth and overall quality of life of people in the region.

Program Leaders

Hiroki Nakatani, Program Director, Keio University
Angelique Chan, National University of Singapore
Gong Chen, Peking University
Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California
Robert Cumming, The University of Sydney
Lan Liu, Peking University
Xiaoting Liu, Zhejiang University
Peter McDonald, The University of Melbourne
Albert Park, HKUST
John Piggott, UNSW Sydney
Tri Budi Raharjo, University of Indonesia

Population Aging News & Initiatives

Keio University-initiated webinar series charts out new path forward for era of COVID-19

Keio University-initiated webinar series charts out new path forward for era of COVID-19

We are delighted to note an online seminar (webinar) series at which Hiroki Nakatani, the APRU Population Aging Program ...
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The 2nd Nikkei Super Active Ageing Society Conference: An international conference aiming to resolve the issues of ageing

The 2nd Nikkei Super Active Ageing Society Conference: An international conference aiming to resolve the issues of ageing

Ageing of societies around the world will continue to proceed rapidly in the next half century. Therefore, we have to ...
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Maximizing Gains from Technology and Longevity

Maximizing Gains from Technology and Longevity

Asia Pacific is one of the most dynamic regions in the world yet its workforce population is aging fast. Since the 2008 ...
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Keio-APRU Population Aging Hub Longevity Initiative held High-Level Policy Discussion

Keio-APRU Population Aging Hub Longevity Initiative held High-Level Policy Discussion

On April 14 2018, the APRU Population Aging Hub held a high-level policy discussion on challenges posed by a rapidly aging ...
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APRU Population Aging Program Migrates to Keio University

APRU Population Aging Program Migrates to Keio University

Hong Kong SAR, January 5—APRU’s Population Aging Program has moved to Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, entering the next ...
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APRU Research Experts say APEC Economies Must Build Educated and Mobile Workforces to Offset the Negative Impact of Aging Populations

APRU Research Experts say APEC Economies Must Build Educated and Mobile Workforces to Offset the Negative Impact of Aging Populations

Member economies of the APEC Forum need to do a lot more to promote economic growth to combat population aging, according to ...
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