Japan’s centenarian population tops 80,000


The number of centenarians in Japan rose 9,176 from 2019 to 80,450 as of today for the 50th consecutive yearly increase. – EPA pic, September 15, 2020.

THE number of people aged 100 and above in Japan has exceeded 80,000 for the first time, the Anadolu Agency reported according to local media.

“The number of centenarians rose 9,176 from the previous year to 80,450 as of today for the 50th consecutive yearly increase, with women accounting for 88.2% of the total,” the Kyodo News Agency said, citing the data released by the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry.


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