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Friday, August 21, 2015

Japan has so many super old people

Japan has so many super old people that it can’t afford to give them special sake cups anymore
By Elahe Izadi
Being very old in Japan comes with perks -- namely, a commemorative silver sake cup, given to each person who reaches 100.When the practice started in 1963, the Asian nation sent out 153 of the commemorative saucer-like cups as a token of recognition that being very old was something unique and truly special. But now Japan has a lot of very old people; so many, in fact, that the government has plans to nix the commemorative silver gifts in lieu of a cheaper option, Kyodo News reports.  Read full article »

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