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So That We Can Live To Be A Hundred

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The total population of Japan is about 128 million, of which twenty-six million are sixty-five years of age and older. This is approximately 20" of the total population, so it means that one in five is an old person. More and more households around consisted of aged people living on their own. The author recalls a scene she witnessed in a restaurant one afternoon. Two elderly ladies came in and sat down. Two middle-sized jugs of beer were soon served. They were drinking beer as if it were the most natural thing in the world. They chatted happily, obviously enjoyed their lunch. The author thought that all those elderly people must be very healthy, both in body and mind. She thought that they will probably keep on going another five, ten or even twenty years. The author had powerful role models all around her.

Keywords: aged people; beer; elderly ladies; restaurant



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