The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan has announced statistics on the increasing elderly population in the country.
According to the session recording, the population over the age of one hundred years old has increased for 51 consecutive years in the statistics.
Accordingly, the population over the age of 100 in the country this year was recorded as 86 thousand 510.
This number exceeded 86 thousand for the first time in the history of the country. Compared to last year’s data, the number increased by 6 thousand 60.
The oldest living person is 118 years old
It was recorded that 76 thousand 450 of the population over the age of 100 are women and 10 thousand 60 are men.
The oldest woman in the country is said to be 118-year-old Tanaka Kane, 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 was stated that the oldest man in Japan is 111-year-old Ueda Mikizo, who lives in Nara.
Population data on “those who lived a century” were first recorded in 1963 in the country.
This population exceeded 1000 in 1981, 10 thousand in 1998, and 70 thousand in 2019.
In Japan, which is shown as one of the oldest aging countries in the world, the average age of women is 87.74 and the average age of men is 81.64.