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These typical questions are becoming more common and immediate concern for everybody because the generation shift is taking place world-wide. Baby bombers are aging, and the need for the care has increased and will increase more.
A. Life in Japan: Somebody in your family will help. But....
Traditionally - the eldest son, and so on.
Recent developments in Japan
· Fewer traditional family units
· Lack of necessary means such as financial resources or manpower (fewer number in younger generation to take care of them !!!).
B. Life in America: Fewer if not zero family member to help each other.
Traditionally - the company will help you, but not anymore.
· If something happens to you, you are in America but your family members are not America; or
· If something happens to your family members in Japan (typically parents), you are not in Japan.
All of these factors have created the need for family members to discuss and plan how they can assist one another in advance of adverse life events requiring assistance.