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  • Japan: home to the world’s oldest population
  • Japan: home to the world’s oldest population
    scion_cho (2008) ©
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What it really means to grow old in Japan

More than 25% of the Japanese population is over the age of 65. With a low birthrate and increasing life expectancy, that figure is only set to increase. Japan is renowned for its respectful and traditionally regimented attitudes towards seniors, but what does it really mean to be ageing now, in the world’s oldest population?