Japan's population of centenarians continues to grow

Sep 15, 2014

Japan's population of centenarians continues to grow

Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to ...

Sep 13, 2013

Centenarians set to hit record high of 54,397

The number of people in Japan 100 or older is set to hit a record high of 54,397 on Sunday, up 3,021 from a year earlier, the health ministry said Friday. The number of men 100 and over is expected to reach 6,791 and ...