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Number of people aged 65 or older in Japan reaches record high

  • September 21, 2020
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The Monday editions of all national dailies reported that according to the population estimates released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the number of people aged 65 or older in Japan rose by 300,000 from last year to 36.17 million, or 28.7% of the total population, as of Sept. 15. In addition, the number of people aged 65 or older who were in the workforce in 2019 reached a record 8.92 million, up 300,000 from 2018. Meanwhile, the number of people aged 70 or older reached 27.91 million, up 780,000 from a year before, and the number of those aged 75 or older was 18.71 million, up 240,000. While the number of elderly people is increasing, Japan’s total population dropped by 290,000 from last year to 125.86 million.

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