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Aged 65 or Older More Than 25% in Japan

According to the Nikkei Newspaper dated April 16th, “The number of people aged 65 or older now make up a quarter of the total population in Japan for the first time.”

With the population of the working generation shrinking rapidly, today’s elderly people are much younger and healthier compared to those who lived in old days. Nowadays many people who are in their 60’s are still contributing to the society by actively working and paying their taxes.

Eventually, even people in their 70’s might work energetically in the future.

Currently, still many women leave their job once they give birth to children. It is necessary to foster a better working environment for women who work while parenting.