Japan’s Platinum Plan

The dystopian film Plan 75 imagines a society in which the aged willingly commit mass euthanasia — but it can’t imagine a society without class.

(Plan 75)

During an online discussion in December 2021, Yusuke Narita — a Yale assistant professor of economics who has somehow attained celebrity status in Japan — suggested that old people in Japan should consider committing mass suicide. His reasoning was that it would help alleviate the country’s financial difficulties. When the New York Times covered this story in February 2023, […]

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