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Maciamo
Jun 9, 2004, 00:13
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.