respect for the aged day

The number of elderly people in Japan this year has yet again smashed multiple records

Japan’s labor shortage is so bad that the government is even recruiting old folks who are willing to work.

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Electronic grandchild “Ami-chan” developed by Takara Tomy

The future of grandparenting is now!

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One in four Japanese women is now over 70

Not no country for old women.

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Aichi Police: Surrender your driver’s license and get up to $1 off at McDonald’s!

Elderly people encouraged to give up all driving privileges in exchange for somewhat cheaper Happy Meals.

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Turbo Gramps: 102-year-old Japanese runner challenges Usain Bolt

This Monday was Respect for the Aged Day here in Japan, so we’re celebrating by bringing you this story about an old dude who deserves much respect: 102-year-old sprinter Hidekichi Miyazaki. Not only is this centenarian still very much alive and kicking, he’s breaking world records in the 100-meter dash and dreaming of a race with the world’s fastest man.

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