Grannies stay young through cheerleading

Sep 18, 2016

Grannies stay young through cheerleading

Strutting her stuff in a gold-hemmed mini-skirt, white leather boots and shaking silver pom-poms, octogenarian Fumie Takino has discovered her elixir of youth — cheerleading. Takino and her troupe of spirited grannies tweak the nose of old age, even if their rambunctious routine to ...

Japanese aged 65 or above hit record 34.6 million

Sep 18, 2016

Japanese aged 65 or above hit record 34.6 million

The estimated number of people aged 65 or over in Japan stood at a record high 34.61 million as of last week, accounting for 27.3 percent of the total population, according to an Internal Affairs Ministry survey. The number of men 65 and above ...

Aug 21, 2016

WWII veteran, 93, finishes run across America

After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America. The World War II veteran dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning, ending a cross-country run that started in San Diego. Local media reported that Andrus was surrounded ...

Japanese women lose longevity crown to Hong Kongers

Jul 27, 2016

Japanese women lose longevity crown to Hong Kongers

Japan’s women relinquished the top spot for average life expectancy in 2015 to Hong Kong, the new leader at 87.32 years, data released by the welfare ministry showed Wednesday. Japanese women now have an average life expectancy of 87.05 years, while Japanese men live ...