While Japan has official life expectancies of 86.4 years for women and 79.6 years for men the number of old aged is over-counted due to a combination of poor record keeping and pension fraud. After its survey of family registration records nationwide, the ministry found that 234,354 centenarians were listed as alive, but no one seemed to know where they were, according to the Associated Press.
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In another example of vital statistics being grossly distorted by a combination of poor record keeping and possibly people with a selfish agenda, it is being reported in the Guardian and elsewhere that possibly hundreds of thousands... Read Post
The land of the rising sun is also the land of a quickly aging population. Japan has 58,820 centenarians, or people who are at least 100 years old, The Associated Press reports. On Monday, the government released the numbers in hono... Read Post