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Centenarians top 80,000 for 1st time in rapidly aging Japan

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Two questions come to mind. What is that quality of life for these people, and what is the projected number going to look like in five years?

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people aged 100 or above in Japan has surpassed 80,000 for the first time

For the first time? I didn't know populations used to average 100 years or more in other places. 100 years old is far from the norm.

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Excellent news. Hopefully those numbers will keep going up, and the average life expectancy will hit 100! Other nations should study these statistics (especially Shimane, Tottori and Kochi) and try and copy the Japanese lifestyle to live longer.

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"government data showed"

Wondering how many of those 80,000+ are actually kids keeping the pension payments coming.

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Wondering how many of those 80,000+ are actually kids keeping the pension payments coming.

What a horrible thing to say. I'm offended! Your post should be removed! Why would a child not report the death of their parent and live with the body in the same home or apartment. Thats just disturbing. Such a vulgar thought. No way that happens in Japan (-;

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KumagaijinToday  08:15 am JST

Wondering how many of those 80,000+ are actually kids keeping the pension payments coming.

What a horrible thing to say. I'm offended! Your post should be removed! Why would a child not report the death of their parent and live with the body in the same home or apartment. Thats just disturbing. Such a vulgar thought. No way that happens in Japan (-;

LOL: For those of you new to JT and/or news in Japan, this is sarcasm at its best. Nicely put KumagaijinToday.

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Given how brutal Japanese worklife is, this is a really impressive statistic. It speaks volumes to the resilience of Japanese people and their healthy cuisine.

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Among other things, this means the average woman receives a pension for 23 years (88-65), nearly 50% longer than the average man (16=81-65). Millions of women in Japan only pay in from leaving education to getting married, at which point they become dependent on their husband's shakai hoken, whose payment does not change. As with all forms of welfare, this can be justified as the will of the people, the society we want to live in, but someone has to pay for it.

For the average man to receive a pension for 23 years, he would have to retire at 58.

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I can easily make some pessimistic viewpoints, but I won’t.

instead, I wish people to take time out and talk to these people. They have many interesting stories to tell. I have learnt so much first hand accounts about history from talking to these people.

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By prefecture, Shimane in western Japan has the highest number of centenarians per 100,000 people for the eighth straight year at 127.60, followed by Kochi and Tottori at 119.77 and 109.89, respectively.

I wonder how this info is interpreted. Those prefectures provide a healthier life & environment, or the proportion of 100 years old and above is getting larger as the entire local population is shrinking rapidly.

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As soon as I need nappies and be spoon fed, I'm stealing my co aged drugs and topping myself. I'm going out on my terms. Before I forget how wonderful my life was.

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This is terrific news, it reflects how the quality of life is in Japam.

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Kept increasing even in the face of covid.

Only in Japan?

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Not good.

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KumagaijinToday  08:15 am JST

Wondering how many of those 80,000+ are actually kids keeping the pension payments coming.

What a horrible thing to say. I'm offended! Your post should be removed! Why would a child not report the death of their parent and live with the body in the same home or apartment. Thats just disturbing. Such a vulgar thought. No way that happens in Japan (-;

LOL: For those of you new to JT and/or news in Japan, this is sarcasm at its best. Nicely put KumagaijinToday.

Gave me a chuckle! well done both of you!

and most of them work for the government

Brilliant!

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Age to start receiving benefits of what’s little left of the pension program will soon be 75, and consumption tax 20%, with health care benefits covering only 60% in the next few years.

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