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People in their 70s can still work. There are still so many things you can do as long as you are healthy.

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Hiroshi Suzuki, 72, who was a designer and engineer for an electric-furnace manufacturer and now works at a nursing home run by Care 21, one of the few Japanese companies that have abolished a mandatory retirement age. Economists say if Japan wants to alleviate its worsening labor shortage, it needs to employ healthy seniors. (Bloomberg)

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Well, certainly not me. I would want to retire as soon as I save enough money for my old age. Rather spend more time with my dear ones and pursue my hobbies.

Health is real wealth, just not worth spending it on lifelong work and labour.

But I guess people here don't have a choice anyways. They have to work till their last breath.

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People in their 70s can still work. There are still so many things you can do as long as you are healthy.

Translation: instead of allowing immigration, we are going to make our senior citizens work.

But I guess people here don't have a choice anyways. They have to work till their last breath.

Japanese people rejected immigration from the get go. You reap what you sow.

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Working is healthy. Working is freedom? Where did I see that sign once before on and entrance way to factories?

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Hey! Hey! People :) Is work such a bad thing that it has to be avoided at all cost? I think it's great that people want to/can be productive at any age. The problem is how Japan Inc. treats it's workers, and the "Shoganai" attitude the latter have about it.

People can/do get satisfaction from doing their work you know. At least the lucky ones are.

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Only folks who work in offices can ever hope to still be working in their 70s.

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