This illustration is based on an article that ran in The New York Times titled, A Generation in Japan Faces a Lonely Death, by Norimitsu OnishiThe article spotlights the large generation of elderly folks in Japan who live alone in large apartment buildings called danchi, and who have been left vulnerable because of a stagnant economy and a lack of close relationships. The article follows the day-to-day routines of two of its members. 

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