Letter from Japan

Letter from Japan Respirology and the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology represent a remarkable array of countries, cultures and lung disease profiles in the Asia‐Pacific Region. There are often interesting changes, developments, controversies and problems that occur in the Region that go unappreciated—and often unnoticed—by others in this region. The Editors‐in‐Chief felt that this presented an opportunity to get to know more about our Region whilst providing some entertaining reading.It is our hope that our readers will enjoy the ‘Letter’, look forward to reading it and ultimately offer to contribute and help to inform us of what is happening in their ‘backyard’. Correspondence and opinions about the ‘Letter’ are welcomed.Japan has been characterized as a ‘super‐aged’ society. Although the total population was 127 million people in 2016 and has been decreasing gradually since a peak in 2008, there has been a rapid increase in the proportion of elderly people. In 2016, 27.3% of the total population was aged 65 or older and it is expected that this proportion will exceed 33% in 2035 and reach 39.9% in 2060. As the elderly population has grown, the number of deaths from respiratory diseases is increasing in Japan. Malignant neoplasms was the leading cause of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Respirology Wiley

Letter from Japan

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Publisher
Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
Copyright
© 2018 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
ISSN
1323-7799
eISSN
1440-1843
D.O.I.
10.1111/resp.13229
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Abstract

Respirology and the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology represent a remarkable array of countries, cultures and lung disease profiles in the Asia‐Pacific Region. There are often interesting changes, developments, controversies and problems that occur in the Region that go unappreciated—and often unnoticed—by others in this region. The Editors‐in‐Chief felt that this presented an opportunity to get to know more about our Region whilst providing some entertaining reading.It is our hope that our readers will enjoy the ‘Letter’, look forward to reading it and ultimately offer to contribute and help to inform us of what is happening in their ‘backyard’. Correspondence and opinions about the ‘Letter’ are welcomed.Japan has been characterized as a ‘super‐aged’ society. Although the total population was 127 million people in 2016 and has been decreasing gradually since a peak in 2008, there has been a rapid increase in the proportion of elderly people. In 2016, 27.3% of the total population was aged 65 or older and it is expected that this proportion will exceed 33% in 2035 and reach 39.9% in 2060. As the elderly population has grown, the number of deaths from respiratory diseases is increasing in Japan. Malignant neoplasms was the leading cause of

Journal

RespirologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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