21 January 2013

JAPAN / POLITICS / HUMOR : 23 Jan UPDATE : FinMin Aso Urges Elderly To 'Hurry Up And Die.'

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     Japan's new Finance Minister and Deputy PM...Taro Aso believes his nation's economy would be better off if the aged would 'hurry up and die'...instead of being supported by expensive end of life care.
    At a social security meeting...Aso also reportedly disparaged the growing number of 'tube people'...elderly who can't feed themselves.
   Aso, 72...has a history of ill advised statements.
   He later tried to walk back his comments...saying he was only expressing how he wanted to be treated.
   About 25% of Japan's current population is over 60.