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Respect For The Aged Day

Author:Author unknown, Issue: October 2002, Topic: Commentary

September 15 was "Respect for the Aged Day", so the local newsletter published by the city (Kouhou Tsukuba) ran a few statistics to help us learn to respect our elders.

Average life expectancy for a Japanese woman: 84 to 93
Average life expectancy for a Japanese man: 78 to 87
Number of people in Japan who are above 65: 22,000,000 people or roughly 17% of the population
Number of people in Tsukuba who are above 65: 21,356 people (9126 men and 12230 women), or roughly 13% of the population (1 in 8 people is over 65)
Number of people in Tsukuba who are above 100: 14 people
Age of oldest Person in Tsukuba: 108, the next closest is 104 and the oldest living person (also Japanese) is 115.

Also, here are some population figures for Tsukuba.
Population of Tsukuba: 169,340 (87,770 men, 81,570 women)
Number of Foreign People Registered as Residents of Tsukuba: 6,719 (4%)

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