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Free Public Talk- Growing Old in Japan: Observations for Aging Societies (Zoom)

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As a hyper-aged society unprecedented in world demographics, Japan reflects what countries undergoing rapid aging can expect. Join anthropologist and Japan specialist Prof Thang Leng Leng for her rich insights from three decades of studying aging in Japan. This session will prompt us to re-think what to expect as we retire and grow old, and how to prepare for it.

Event Details

Date: 23 Jul 2022 (Rescheduled to 6 Aug)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mode of Instruction: Online via ZOOM
Language: English
Fee: Admission is free


Prof Thang Leng Leng
PhD (Anthropology), M.A. and B.A. (Hons) Japanese Studies

Prof Thang is Associate professor and co-director of Next Age Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS). She was head of the Department of Japanese Studies at NUS for 12 years up to 2021. With research interest in the socio-cultural aspects of aging in Japan and Singapore, she has numerous publications on such topics as intergenerational approaches and relationships, later life migration, active aging, volunteerism, lifelong learning, caregiving, and end of life planning.

She currently serves as president of the Singapore Gerontological Society, president of Fei Yue Family Service, and board member of Presbyterian Community Services and Centre for Seniors, Urban Redevelopment Authority. She writes a column for Lianhe Zaobao. A delightful collection of her Chinese essays “莫忘我” (Forget Me Not) was published by Global Publishing (Singapore, 2015) and Science Publishing (Beijing, 2020).

Moderator: Prof Vincent Chong
visiting consultant in the National University Health System


Registration is required. Admission is free.

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