Japan provides low-cost, universal healthcare for all its residents. The system has contributed to Japan becoming a country with one of the world’s highest life expectancies. However, Japan will find it difficult to maintain the current healthcare system ideals of quality, cost and accessibility as its population ages rapidly, writes Shigeru Aoyagi, Chief Portfolio Manager at Nikko Asset Management, in a recent insight.
“The healthcare system will have to change to keep up with the demographic shift”, says Aoyagi. “This presents an opportunity to address and correct the system’s inefficiencies. We expect advances in medical technology to play a key role in improving and resolving healthcare system efficiency.”
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