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Impact of COVID-19 on the Business of Ageing – Spotlight on Fun Rehabilitation Sports

Gain insights on Japan’s Fun Rehabilitation Sports in the launch edition of the Ageing Asia Webinar Series – Impact of COVID-19 on the business of Ageing in Asia Pacific.


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Impact of COVID-19 on the Business of Ageing – Spotlight on Fun Rehabilitation Sports 

The ‘Impact of COVID-19 on the Business of Ageing’, hosted by Ageing Asia, is a 60-minute webinar series, moderated by Ageing Asia’s founder, Janice Chia, who is frequently interviewed by the media on ageing market trends. Each episode will be focusing on how the global eldercare sector is re-thinking, re-inventing and digitising products, services, business and operational models to address the needs of Asia Pacific’s rapidly ageing population.

The guest speaker for the 26 June LIVE discussion that focuses on fun rehabilitation sports is Mr Takuya Hagiwara, General Secretary from the World Yuru Sports Association. Mr Hagiwara will be sharing on some of the fun rehabilitation sports he has observed, with a demonstration on how to play Ton Ton Sumo virtually, including opportunity for audience participation.

Guest Speakers

Mr Takuya Hagiwara 
Director and General Secretary of the World Yuru Sports Association, Representative of Landsmith Inc.

In the past, he worked in business development and system design for education system of major manufacturers and major regional banks. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary General of the World Yuru Sports Association. He has appeared in many media outlets, including television and newspapers. He also opens a workshop to develop new sports for the elderly themselves in nursing homes

The Yuru Sports Association works on the following concepts;

1) Everyone can enjoy the sport, regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

2) Solving social issues by creating sports

3) A sport you can enjoy whether you win or lose

In addition to managing the World Yuru Sports Association, he has been involved in the development of many sports as a sports creator, and is currently involved in various projects such as public relations for the JAAF, PR policy for a beverage manufacturer, planning and development of sports events and in-house training.

Ageing Asia

Ageing Asia is an Ageing Market Consultancy Social Enterprise with the mission to change the way we age in Asia Pacific. We facilitate collaborations and strategic partnerships between CEO-level business, government and community leaders to access Asia Pacific’s US$3.3 trillion silver industry through a combination of in-depth industry research and networking with key decision makers in the business of ageing.

We also provide consulting to organisations seeking global best practices in housing, health and care models that can be translated for the Asian market place. Each event organised by Ageing Asia allocates at least 10% of the revenue to sponsor participants in not-for-profit sectors with free tickets and discounted rates to the events. Our charity initiative is the Art for Seniors Project that we developed to promote intergenerational bonding and interaction, and to brighten nursing homes through art.

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