• Kyodo


The physical fitness of elderly people in Japan is continuing to improve both for men and women, a survey for fiscal 2014 released Sunday by the sports ministry showed.

In a series of tests including sit-ups, standing on one foot and gripping, people in the 75-79 age group scored 35.34 points among men and 35.14 points among women out of a total 60 — both the highest on record since the ministry survey began covering senior age groups in 1998.

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