A “longevity millionaire” is defined as somebody who lives for a million hours which, as I’m sure you’ve already worked out, is just over 114 years. There were two longevity millionaires in Japan last year: a man aged 115 and a woman of 114.
In 2010 there were 86,000 people resident in Asia Pacific who were over 100 years old. Over half of them were Japanese.
In the 1960s there were 153 centenarians in Japan. There are now around 51,000.
There are around 67 “supercentenarians” (people of 110 and over) in the world and a third of them are Japanese. Must be the sake!