View Full Version : Japan now has over 20.000 centenarians

Jun 8, 2004, 23:13
BBC News : Japan hits record on centenarians (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3786045.stm)

Japan's ageing population has recorded another first - the number of centenarians has doubled in the last five years to more than 20,000.
A new government report also found that nearly one in five people is now over 65, a proportion that is set to rise to one in four by 2050.