July 05, 2013

Number of elderly households in Japan tops 10 million and accounts for 21.3 percent of all households

Picture: Riverside view in Tokyo

"The number of elderly households marked a record high of 10,241,000 in 2012, a government survey showed Thursday, another sign of the graying of Japanese society. The figure accounted for 21.3 percent of households in Japan, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry."

Source: Number of elderly households in Japan hits record high in 2012
July 4th 2013
Japan Times

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