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Japan’s Adult Guardianship System: Statutory Guardianship And Volunteer Guardians

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This chapter investigates the need for volunteer guardians, a topic now drawing much attention, taking into consideration actual use of the system as well as describing the social background to the current adult guardianship system, summarizing the system, and identifying problems with the new system. The most prominent needs associated with adult guardianship in Japan are those associated with the ageing of Japan's population, a phenomenon attracting attention worldwide.

Keywords: adult guardianship; Japan; volunteer guardians



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