Over 10 Per Cent Of Japanese People Are Now Aged 80 Or Above: Government
Japan is grappling with a rapidly aging population, with over 10% of its people being 80 years or older for the first time. The country also has the highest percentage of elderly population globally.
The elderly population in Japan is a vital part of the workforce, with more than 9 million elderly individuals still working, making up 13.6% of the total workforce. Additionally, over a third of people between the ages of 70 to 74 have jobs in Japan.
The aging population in Japan is a result of young people delaying marriage and having children due to unstable jobs and economic difficulties. This has led to a decline in the overall population and a need for increased spending on elderly care and welfare programs.