Ina Jaffe Ina Jaffe is a National desk correspondent based at NPR West, NPR's production center in Culver City, Calif.
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Tom Hayden, Anti-Vietnam War Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies

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Reiko Tsuzuki, 70, makes buckwheat soba noodles by hand in her restaurant kitchen in the Japanese island of Shikoku. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

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The Chichu Art Museum, designed by celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando, is built mostly underground. Open courtyards and skylights bring in natural light. The island is internationally known for its works of modern art and architecture. Seiichi Ohsawa Courtesy of Benesse Art Site Naoshima hide caption

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Tsukimi Ayano's scarecrows congregate at a bus stop in Nagoro. The village used to be home to about 300 people; now there are 30. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows

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Nenosuke Yamamoto, 80, stands in the shed where he repairs bicycles in Tokyo. "I feel that if I keep on working, I might not age as much," he says. "I might not have dementia or other sorts of aging issues." Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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For Some Older Adults In Japan, A Chance To Stay In The Workforce

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Hiroyuki Yamamoto, a crossing guard in Matsudo, Japan, has been trained in how to recognize and gently approach people who are wandering, or have other signs of dementia, in ways that won't frighten them. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Japanese City Takes Community Approach To Dealing With Dementia

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This Lawson convenience store in Kowaguchi, Japan, sells a selection of prepared meals and fresh vegetables and meats, along with products aimed at the elderly. Many of the store's older customers find it hard to get to the supermarket, the store's manager says. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

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Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret Of Health?

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A voter enters a polling place on May 3 in Whiting, Ind. Older voters feel that the issues that concern them haven't been mentioned enough on the campaign trail. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Older Voters To Candidates: Don't Forget About Us

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California Primary Weighs Heavily On Republican Race

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Donald Trump Delivers Keynote At California GOP Convention

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Donald Trump campaigns in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Thursday evening. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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California Republicans Move Into Spotlight, With Prospect Of Crowning Trump

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Industrial Science Hunts For Nursing Home Fraud In New Mexico Case

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Each year, between 8,000 and 9,000 people nationwide complain to the government about nursing home evictions, according to federal data. That makes evictions the leading category of all nursing home complaints. shapecharge/Getty Images hide caption

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Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals

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Ruby Duncan is a Hillary Clinton supporter, and says younger women don't understand earlier struggles. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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In Nevada, Will A Generation Gap Over Democratic Candidates Persist?

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