Japan’s population over 100 topped 86,000 for the first time

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The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has announced statistics on the increase in the elderly population in the country.

According to the recording of the session, the population over the age of one hundred has increased for 51 consecutive years in statistics.

As a result, the population over 100 in the country this year was recorded at 86,000,510.

This number exceeded 86,000 for the first time in the country’s history. Compared to last year’s data, the number increased by 6,000 60.

It has been recorded that 76 thousand 450 of the population over 100 are women and 10 thousand 60 are men.

The country’s oldest woman is reportedly Tanaka Kane, 118, who lives in western Fukuoka.

The Kyodo agency reported that Tanaka is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as “the oldest living person”.

It has been stated that the oldest man in Japan is Ueda Mikizo, 111, who lives in Nara.

Demographic data on “those who lived a century” were first recorded in 1963 in the country.

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This population exceeded 1,000 in 1981, 10,000 in 1998, and 70,000 in 2019.

In Japan, which is considered one of the oldest countries in the world, the average age of women is 87.74 years and the average age of men is 81.64 years.

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