seniors

Japanese grandmothers create “Monkey Busters” group, fight primates with airguns

Who you gonna call? Monkey Busters!

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Japan’s intense heat wave has killed 79 people in Tokyo

Public health agency pleads with one group to take simple but critical precaution against heatstroke.

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82-year-old woman fights off bear in Japan: “I sent him flying”

Bear picks wrong lady to mess with in her back yard.

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Japanese woman arrested for cyberstalking elderly man twice her age

Senior citizen says he received dozens of date requests from woman he’s never met or spoken to.

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Old man with smartphone in Japan creates new problem with his high-risk way to shop for masks

Drug stores want seniors to stop lining up before opening hours in hope of buying face masks, but that’s led to another problem at this shop.

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Japanese Granny shows how to elegantly get a little extra personal space for social distancing

Every little counter-measure can help…right? This one makes it natural and easy to keep a little extra distance.

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Home invasion robber makes Japanese granny feed him, gives her 10 masks in return

Super-hospitable senior citizen even gives him a second helping.

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Elderly Japanese couple’s cute restaurant anecdote brings smiles and “d’aww”s to the table

A cute Twitter observation shows that romance is like fine wine – it gets better with age.

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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

Elderly passenger purposely halts train and causes delay, ignoring rail staff who try to control the situation. 

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Japanese “street racer” grannie takes mobility scooter into street, blocks traffic, doesn’t care

She may be old, but she’s got all the time in the world.

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Japanese teen offers to catch purse snatcher for elderly woman, but is actually helping rob her

Police catch fake hero who didn’t even try to catch thief for 73-year-old victim.

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Young Japanese adults in survey don’t even want to live to Japan’s average life expectancy

Most would call Japan’s famously long life expectancy a good thing, but for these Japanese women it’s more than a decade more than they want to stick around.

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Mysterious Japanese woman gives one million yen in cash to man she’s never met, then disappears

The money wasn’t meant for him, but the intended recipient has no clue who the woman is either.

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Japanese train travel isn’t all packed cars and gropers, old man’s flash-formed relay team proves

When this senior citizen saw someone drop their wallet in a crowded station, he used the power of teamwork to return it.

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Old Japanese woman gives over 80 million yen to scam artist in new case of Japan’s oldest scam

Assumption that man on the phone was her son costs senior citizen a gigantic fortune.

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Japan sees huge growth in jobs in the “cleaning up the homes of old people who die alone” field

Demand grows more than 10 times in size in just five years as Japanese family dynamics change.

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Man arrested for living in elderly woman’s home unnoticed for half a year

Unidentified suspect is a modern-day ninja, using his powers for creepiness.

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85-year-old Japanese granny wows internet with amazing piano performance【Video】

She has trouble standing and taking a bow after her performance, but her hands glide like the wind across the keys.

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Elderly Japanese man goes Pokémon Go hunting at wife’s grave, offers sweet tribute to lost love

Some say the Pokémon GO craze is over, but the bond between true lovers is eternal (and in this case kind of weird).

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81-year-old Japanese man leaps into river to save drowning 86-year-old woman

Because you’re never too old to be a hero.

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