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This chapter examines the implications, both immediate and long term, of demographic change, and specifically ageing, on leisure and pastime activities in Japanese society. In the context of a long post-retirement life with an income that sustains a reasonable level of leisure activities, interest in pastimes expands and individual life-plans have begun to incorporate education and planning for activities well beyond the traditional roles of grandparenting. The sociology of ageing is necessarily contextualized in terms of the wider culture in which it is embedded, or globalizing forces that bring new possibilities and alternatives, and social change within the broader society, including gender convergence in terms of dress, language and pastimes.

Keywords: ageing society; pastimes; urban leisure



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