Roujin Z, the real world edition

Just to put this in perspective, the total sales of adult diapers in Japan is about to exceed that of baby diapers.

More stats about Japan's aging population here. As a footnote to my recent post on the underpopulation bomb, the article mentions a real life scenario that mirrors the fictional one from the anime film Roujin Z: to deal with the boom in Japan's elderly, the Health Ministry is recommending increased use of robots as nurses.