Japan is one of the countries with the lowest birth rates in the world and is struggling with an aging population. The United Nations says Japan has this oldest population in the world and national data shows that 29.1 percent of the country's 125 million people are 65 or older.
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If you are wondering how older people spend their time JapanA video posted on Instagram shows a day in the life of a 95-year-old man. The Instagram page Asian Feed posted the man's video. “A day in the life of my 95-year-old Japanese grandfather,” a text insert in the video reads.
At 10:30 a.m. he sits in front of a desktop and works on his blog. At 11:30 a.m. he sits in front of a large mirror to draw a self-portrait, of which he has many. At 12 o'clock you can see him practicing on the recorder and then taking a short break. At 12:30 p.m. he has lunch with his wife at the dining room table. At 1 p.m. he tends to his garden, which is in the backyard of his house. Then he makes his way to the train station art gallery at 2 p.m. He can be seen demonstrating his walking aid to others. At 3 p.m. he heads home to take another nap.
Watch the video below:
Netizens have admired the old generation in Japan for their great activity. “Old Japanese people are very active, they always have a hobby. I think that’s why they live so long,” one user commented. “He gets more done before 3pm than I can in a week,” said another.
“I just read his blogspot and it is so interesting. In his most recent post he talked about World War II and how it affected his life,” wrote a third. “The fact that he practices the recorder is adorable,” said another user.