In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 photo, an elderly woman speaks on her mobile phone at a shrine in Tokyo. The U.N. Population Fund has urged governments to build safety nets to ensure t

 

              In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 photo, an elderly woman speaks on her mobile phone at a shrine in Tokyo. The U.N. Population Fund has urged governments to build safety nets to ensure t
In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 photo, an elderly woman speaks on her mobile phone at a shrine in Tokyo. The U.N. Population Fund has urged governments to build safety nets to ensure that older people have income security and access to essential health and social services as the world's elderly population grows. The U.N. agency said discrimination toward and poverty among the aged are still far too prevalent in many countries. It released its report Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Tokyo, capital of the world's fastest-aging country. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)