Tuesday, May 28

Numbers of people aged 100 and above surpasses 92,000

According to government data released on Friday, Japan now has more than 92,000 centenarians, setting a record for the 53rd consecutive year.

Tokyo Ministry of Health stated there are now 92,139 people above the age of 100, up 1,613 from a year ago, according to German news agency (dpa).

The most recent poll indicates that 88 percent of all centenarians are female. In Japan, men and women may expect to live for an average of 81 and 87 years, respectively.

Since the government’s initial tally of 153 individuals over 100 years old in 1963, the number of centenarians in Japan has rapidly increased. 50,000 in 2012, up from over 10,000 in 1998, according to statistics.

After decades of increasing ageing and declining fertility rates, Japan is now dealing with an increased demographic burden. The third-largest economy in the world is ageing more quickly than any other industrialised country.

Japan’s population is likewise declining at a record rate; in 2017, there were 122.4 million fewer Japanese than the year before, a drop of 801,000, the biggest since comparable data collection began.

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