Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Dolls for Japan's elderly

In Japan, toymakers are scrambling to find new customers for their products in the face of falling birth rates and a shrinking population.

An important new market for toys is the elderly. For instance, a talking toy doll has become a big hit among elderly women.

Then there is elder-care technology that goes beyond the realm of mere toys.

—Mellow Monk

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