(ANSA) – TOKYO, Sept. 14 – The number of centenarians in Japan is constantly updated, not so often in the past 50 years, at 86,500, and with a clear spread of women.
The data issued by the Ministry of Health on the occasion of the celebration of the celebration of the third age, next Monday, shows a steady rise since the beginning of the statistics, starting in 1963, when people over a hundred years old were only 153 years old. Specifically, 88.4% of women had a score of 76,450, while men registered an increase of 1,060 units.
The ministry explained that progress in medical research has seen significant growth in recent decades, with life expectancy in Japan being the highest in the world for both genders: 87.74 years for women and 81.64 years for men. According to Guinness World Records, the oldest person in the world, 118 years old, is actually a Japanese woman. Ken Tanaka, a resident of Fukuoka, was born in 1903, the same year the Wright brothers made the first pilot-controlled flight. However, 111-year-old Mizuko Ueda of Nara is the oldest living man in Japan. (Dealing).
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