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  • Who: Japan

  • What: Largest population of centenarians (country)

  • Where: Japan

The country with the largest population of people aged 100 years or above is Japan, with 25,606 centenarians by the end of September 2005. This figure doubled in the last five years, and evidence suggests that it will extend to one million in 2050. The area of Japan which has the highest concentration of centenarians is Okinawa where the ratio is 50 per 100,000 people as of July 2004.


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