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 Máximo récord de la población más vieja en Japón infographic
El gráfico muestra el porecentaje de personas de mayor edad en Japón y otros países.


Uno de cada 10 japoneses tiene ahora más de 80 años

By Jordi Bou

September 18, 2023 - Los octogenarios representan por primera vez más del 10% de todos
los japoneses, mientras que la proporción de personas de más de 65
ha alcanzado un máximo récord en la nación con más viejos en el mundo.

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