Japan’s Super Seniors
Japan’s median age has been on a constant rise. The country currently ranks number two in the world for having the oldest average age of 44.6 and number 1 for life expectency at the ripe old age of 86.2. Every third Monday in September, ‘Respect for the Aged Day’ is held nationwide in honor of elderly citizens. The number of older individuals has been growing at a considerable rate in the past several years. In 2012, over 50,000 Japanese citizens were recorded to have been titled a centenarian. This is quite an extraordinary number when you consider the fact that there were only 153 back in 1963.