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    1 in 4 people in Japan aged over 65

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- One in four people in Japan are aged over 65 years old with their population standing at a record-high 31.86 million as of Sunday, up 1.12 million from a year earlier, according to a demographic estimate released by the government.

    The figure, representing a record-high 25.0 percent, up 0.9 percentage point, was calculated based on births and deaths registered since a census in 2010, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said ahead of Respect for the Aged Day, a national holiday that falls on the third Monday of September.

    It attributed the growing number and percentage of senior citizens to the post-World War II baby boom.

    The National Institute of Population and Social Security Research said it expects one in three people in Japan to be aged over 65 in 2035.

    The number of men aged over 65 stood at 13.69 million, accounting for 22.1 percent of the overall male population. The corresponding figures for women were 18.18 million and 27.8 percent, respectively.

    The number of people aged over 70 stood at 23.17 million, representing 18.2 percent of the overall population, while those aged over 80 stood at 9.30 million, accounting for 7.3 percent.

    Different data showed that a record-high 5.95 million people aged over 65 were part of the labor force as of 2012, accounting for 9.5 percent, also a record high, of all Japanese workers aged over 15.

    Of all seniors over 65 years old, 27.9 percent of men and 13.2 percent of women remained part of the labor force.

    Among people aged between 65 and 69, 46.9 percent of men and 27.8 percent of women were in employment, according to the labor data.

    By industrial sector, 1.01 million people were working in the agriculture and forestry sector, constituting the largest share of senior workers and 45.1 percent of all workers in the sector, followed by 960,000 in the wholesale and retail sector and 650,000 in the services sector.

    September 16, 2013(Mainichi Japan)

    Did someone say AKB65??

  • #2
    Originally posted by well_bicyclically View Post
    Did someone say AKB65??
    Will they wear the same clothes?