The number of individuals in Japan who have reached 100 years of age has climbed to a record 92,139, with women making up 88.5% of this total, according to the country’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
This record also signifies the 53rd consecutive yearly increase in centenarians, with the nation now having 1,613 more centenarians than the previous year.
Japan boasts one of the world’s most rapidly ageing populations, averaging 73.74 centenarians per 100,000 people. Of these centenarians, 81,589 are women, with Fusa Tacumi from Osaka Prefecture being the oldest at 116 years.
Data from the ministry showed that in 2022, the average lifespan for Japanese women was 87.09 years, while men had an average lifespan of 81.05 years.
The number of centenarians in Japan has surged from 153 in 1963 to the current record, with this growth attributed to medical advancements and care.