“When 75 is time to die: the horrifically plausible film imagining state-run euthanasia in Japan”
(The Guardian — May 8, 2023)
Japan is ageing faster than any other country in the world, boasting one of the highest life expectancies. Women typically live to 87 and men to 81… Couples now have an average of 1.3 children — far below the 2.1 children societies need to remain stable…
Japan once placed its elderly at the top of the social hierarchy….But no longer.
“Yale University economics professor sparks outrage by proposing mass suicide and disembowelment of elderly people in Japan to deal with the country’s aging society”
(Daily Mail — February 13, 2023)
Yusuke Narita, an assistant professor of economics at Yale, defended his views in a New York Times profile this weekend after he made remarks on a streaming news program in 2021….[H]e said that euthanasia could become mandatory in the future….
He claims that this would allow younger generations to make their way in business,politics and other aspects of society that the older generation refuses to leave.
“Yale professor tells Japanese senior citizens to ‘kill themselves’, but why?”
(First Post — February 13, 2023)
Old people in Japan should “kill themselves” to ease the state from burdening itself, said a Yale University professor.
Yusuke Narita, an assistant professor of economics at Yale, was referring to the growing population of elderly in the country. He also said that euthanasia must be made compulsory in Japan.
Speaking to New York Time he said, ” I feel like the only solution is pretty clear.”