This section of the AHWIN website is intended to offer policy lessons and resources from countries that have already become aging or aged societies. This essay on Japan’s long-term care insurance system is the first of many resources to come.

June 26, 2020
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the older populations in many countries. The inaugural edition of a new policy brief series, the AHWIN Papers, draws on a panel discussion at a May 2020 webinar to explore what policy lessons can be learned from the experiences of the United States, Japan, and Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic to better protect older persons.
February 4, 2020
The Longitudinal Study of Aging and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on aging in the Philippines with information coming from older Filipinos, their caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Filipinos aged 60 and older.
September 12, 2019

A report, edited by Dr. Reiko Hayashi, based on an AHWIN-supported research project on the current status of the long-term care workforce in East and Southeast Asia and the status of long-term care facilities.

A report is available for the AHWIN side event held during the UNESCAP/UNFPA Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development. This event featured presentations on innovations and community-based approaches from Japan and Thailand.
December 2018
Dr. Shuichi Nakamura describes the development of the Japanese welfare and long-term care system and how it has evolved to meet the changing needs of the country's aging population.