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Respect for the Aged Day Weekend

Konnichiwa! How was your weekend? Our office stayed open and welcomed many guests. My weekend was mostly work, but I managed to see my father for a few hours. My father is 83 years old. The Respect for the Aged Day or Keiro no Hi in Japanese was established 65 years ago in 1947.  It was called Old People’s Day back then! Today, 20% of the Japanese population or one out of five people you encounter, is 65 years old or older. Here is a list of countries by life expectancy presented by the United Nations: Japan, followed by Hong Kong, Switzerland, Israel, Italy, Iceland, Australia, Singapore, Spain and Sweden. Is it all the daily walking we do? Is it the […]