December 22, 2011

Japanese customers quitting full time jobs so as to look after elderly sick parents and family - a growing trend


"For Itsuo Kandatsu, cooking three meals a day is a task he performs for his wheelchair-using mother and disabled brother. But the 49-year-old Tokyo resident isn't a house husband. ..... He used to work for an insurance company. He quit to become a freelance salesman in 2003 so he could take better care of his 81-year-old mother.."

Source: Salarymen feeling pressure of elderly care

By NATSUKO FUKUE
Japan Times: Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

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