Japanese Women Are Winning At The Game Of Life
Japan has more than 61,000 citizens over the age of 100, and 87 percent of them are women. What are they doing right?By Katie Link | September 11, 2015
Japan is growing old. Really old. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced Friday that the country has more than 61,000 citizens age 100 or older.
Even more impressive? Women account for more than 87 percent of those centenarians.
For the folks who don't make it to 100 in Japan, they're still living a much longer life than others worldwide, on average. The average life expectancy for Japanese women is 87. Men live to an average age of 80. (Video via Journyeman Pictures)