Japan is facing the problem of Decreasing birth rate and Increasing elderly population, the number of people over 100 years of age has crossed 71 thousand for the first time. The country has recorded an increase in the number of elderly for the 49th consecutive year. According to the data released on Friday by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of the Government of Japan, the country’s population is 12.67 crore.
Number of women is more than men
These figures clearly state that the number of women is the highest in the problem of growing elderly population. Of the total 71 thousand 238 people over 100 years of age, 88 percent are women. No reason has yet been given as to why there is such a big difference between men and women. The way in which the number of women above 100 years of age has increased is astonishing news. People are also speculating about this.
Kane Tanaka became the oldest woman
In Japan, the number of people who have completed a century of life has increased 23 times in the last 30 years. 116-year-old Kane Tanaka, a resident of Fukuoka, is the oldest person in the world, not only in Japan. She was born in January 1903 and today she is 116 years old.
Chitsu is the oldest among men
The 112-year-old Chitsu Watanabe of Joitsu Niigata Province is the oldest person in Japan. The capital Tokyo has the highest living population of 6059, while Kanagawa province has 3933 and Osaka province has 3648.