seniors

Japanese woman helps grandma look for insurance card, finds even more precious treasures instead

Unfortunately forgetful granny’s hidden treasure box did not contain tissues, so you’ll want to grab some of your own.

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Japanese teen saves elderly woman’s home from fire, credits love of anime for his heroism

Late-night convenience store run takes a dramatic turn.

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JR group offers all-you-can-ride passes for older couples in “Full Moon Couple Green Pass” deal

In Japan, travelling with someone you love only gets better with age.

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Japan’s oldest McDonald’s worker defies age barriers, inspires everyone at the age of 93

You’ll find a wide range of ages at this Japanese branch of the Golden Arches. 

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Japanese gaming grandpa is tearing up virtual track at age 93【Videos】

After stepping away from a life spent in cars, he’s reunited with the real-world ride he owned and loved in his youth.

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Japanese senior slips on icy road, knocks himself out, passersby give up jackets to keep him warm

Two large men offered help on freezing cold morning, left without giving their names.

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Foreigner convenience store clerk in Japan saves elderly woman from scammers with quick thinking

Refuses to give up when senior doesn’t realize she’s being taken advantage of.

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Elderly Wakayama woman arrested for hacking her local supermarket’s self-checkout

Senior turned to computer fraud to get a discount on her eggs.

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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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