A Pew research estimates that there will be 3.7 million people who would have reached the age of 100 years by the year 2050. The research also suggests that Japan would be home to the largest share of them.
According to the U.N.Population Division, 79,000 people of age 100 and above are currently living in Japan, making ‘The Land of Rising Sun’ home to the most centenarians.
The Japanese consider the aging population as a source of pride for their country. However, this is also creating various economic problems for the nation.As life expectancy continues to grow worldwide, many other countries are also making plans for their elderly in the future.
Infographic by: Statista