Adapting Orphan Migrants in Japanese Elderly Care Services: A Diversified Model for Ishikawa Prefecture


In Japan, the growing number of senior citizens requires prolonged medical care and other supports. There is no immediate route to increase the population growth rate instantly or a technological revolution that could serve the increasing number of senior citizens fully. On the other hand, millions of orphan children throughout the world are dying without food, shelter, and security. Migrating these orphan children from other countries to Japan could be an alternative way to save their lives, ensure education and other facilities and provide them the opportunity to serve Japanese healthcare and other services. So far, the researchers aware, no research conducted on a humanitarian point of view and establishing a natural human relationship before providing and receiving care services. The main objective of this research is to propose an alternative workforce development strategy for elderly healthcare services based on establishing human bondage between the orphans and elderly people. Other objectives include: 1) determining different ways of workforce supply; 2), analyzing different issues of adopting orphan children, and 3) formulating a project-based model for contributing to the future workforce in Japan. The research followed the exploratory research strategy based on secondary sources of literature, statistical reports, and case studies from different sources. The results are presented in different graphs, tables, and figures. Finally, it has examined the tentative arrangements, calculated the probable cost and tentative funding sources to implement the proposed model in Ishikawa as a pilot project. Other prefectures in Japan may follow this model for the same purposes.

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Safinoor Sagorika, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan
Shungo Kawanishi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan
Shinobu Hasegawa, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan

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Conference: AGen2020
Stream: Aging and Gerontology

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