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Um em cada 10 japoneses tem mais de 80 anos

By Jordi Bou

September 18, 2023 - Os octogenários representam mais de 10% da população japonesa pela
primeira vez, enquanto a percentagem de gente com mais de 65 anos
atingiu um máximo no país com a população mais velha do 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