“In 1960, about 80 percent of elderly Japanese lived with a child; since then that number has split in half. Combined with the fast, well-known aging of the population — today about one in five Japanese people is over 65; that number is projected to grow to one in three by 2030 — that leaves a lot of seniors adrift. Already almost a quarter of Japanese men and a tenth of Japanese women over age 60 say there is not a single person they could rely on in difficult times.” Nautilus on how alienation is killing Japanese people (and there are some simliar signs in America).