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1 in 10 Japanese aged 80 or above as aged ratio hits document excessive

TOKYO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — One out of 10 individuals in Japan is now aged 80 or older, whereas the ratio of aged to the entire inhabitants rose to a document excessive, ministry information confirmed Sunday.

Japan’s aged residents, outlined as these aged 65 and above, noticed their proportion within the total inhabitants at a historic excessive of 29.1 p.c, in response to the demographic statistics introduced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications a day earlier than the nation’s Respect for the Aged Day vacation.

It made Japan the nation with the very best proportion of aged residents amongst 200 nations and areas worldwide.

Elderly numbers, nevertheless, noticed the primary drop since information grew to become comparable in 1950, falling by about 10,000 from final 12 months to 36.2 million as of Friday, the info confirmed.

The variety of people aged 75 and above has surpassed 20 million for the primary time. Those aged 80 or older rose by 270,000 from final 12 months to a document 12.5 million, or greater than 10 p.c of Japan’s inhabitants.

On a special word, the working inhabitants among the many aged has continued to rise, rising for the nineteenth consecutive 12 months in 2022 to a complete of 9.12 million.

The employment fee among the many aged has additionally climbed to 25.2 p.c. With practically one out of each seven individuals employed within the nation thought-about aged, Japan’s ratio of working aged is the very best among the many main economies.

As the nation grapples with declining birthrates and labor shortages in an getting older society, the ministry mentioned these ratios are anticipated to proceed to rise.