Why is Japan ageing so fast? What can we learn from a country at old age such as Japan? Japan is a very encouraging and inspiring example. It’s the country with the highest life expectancy rate in the world. Moreover, in 2033 a third of the Japanese will be 65 and over.
Already in 1980, Japan was called an ageing society. In 2005 Japan surpassed Italy and became the country with the highest number of people aged 65 and over. Japan really is at old age. This means that Japan has a lot of experience with ageing. How does it cope and what can we learn?