Monday, December 10, 2012

Kampai!


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!

5 Comments:

Blogger Angus said...

'The font ' less than helpfully points out that this makes me a half millionaire. Will inflation come to my aid ?

6:26 pm  
Blogger Eurodog said...

Some say it's the raw fish but I'm with you on the sake, WW.

6:28 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

You've got a long way to go then, Angus, but I wouldn't rely on Japanese inflation.

Yes ED - remember King Henry I

6:59 pm  
Anonymous kinglear said...

No no it's the fish and vegetables. Has anyone ever eaten a lamprey?

7:35 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Not yet, KL!

11:02 am  

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