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 Japans ältere Bevölkerung erreicht Rekordhöhe infographic
Graphic zeigt den Prozentsatz von älteren Personen in Japan und in anderen Ländern.


Einer von 10 Japanern ist ereits über 80

By Jordi Bou

September 18, 2023 - Achzigjährige machen zum ersten Mal über 10% aller Japaner aus, während der Anteil der Personen über 65 ein Rekordhoch erreicht hat, in einer Nation mit der ältesten Bevölkerung der Welt.

The number of people aged 80 or older rose by 270,000 from last year to a record 12.5 million, or more than 10 percent of Japan's population, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said ahead of Monday's Respect for the Aged Day.

In another record, those age 65 and older, defined as the elderly in Japan, accounted for 29.1% of the total population at 36.2 million, meaning the country continues to have the largest proportion of this age group worldwide, the data shows.

Japan’s overall population fell by about half a million to 124.4 million, according to the report. It’s expected to tumble to less than 109 million by 2045.

PUBLISHED: 18/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images