And it turns out Japanese women are out living everyone on the planet.
New Delhi, August 7 : Japanese women have topped the world's longevity ranks for 23 years on the back of healthy food habits and tight social ties, among other factors. They have a 23 year streak at it; so it's not new at all.
A Japanese Health Ministry report suggests that girls born last year can expect to live until they are 86 years old, which would make them the longest survivors in the world. That is comforting as a statistic; that you'll live to be 86 years of age.
The report also suggests that boys born in 2007 can expect to live until they are 79.2 years old, ranking third after Iceland and Hong Kong. Government data shows that a tenth of Japan's population is aged 75 years or older.
So there you have it. This is good because many countries have lots of people dying young due to disease, sexual disease, accidents, murder, etc. This shows that the Japanese are avoiding a great deal of those problems. Hey let's send a Chicago ambassador out there to take some notes. Then again, surviving a Japanese game show didn't excite me too much.
I did notice the contestants were all Americans...(funny).
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