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The rising cost of property maintenance in Japan is a new worry for many elderly homeowners.

Japan's elderly homeowners grapple with inflation and prejudice

Home repair costs rise 20% due to labor shortages and higher materials prices

DAISUKE HORI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- Many elderly Japanese face an uphill battle to keep their home as the costs of repairing and maintaining property continue to rise amid chronic labor shortages and higher materials prices.

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