Number of People Aged 100 and over in Japan Tops 90,000 for First Time

Learn Japanese from the News

10m 00s
Broadcast on October 17, 2022 Available until October 17, 2023

Join us as we listen to a story in simplified Japanese about centenarians in Japan. This year the number of people aged 100 and over exceeded 90,000 for the first time, marking a record high for the 52nd consecutive year. We also introduce various public and private services that support older adults. For example, since 2012, non-Japanese citizens aged 40 and over who have resided in Japan for more than three months are eligible to enroll in the country's long-term care insurance system.

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