seniors

Matching couple has us all scrambling to achieve coordinated relationship goals【Photos】

Because what is life worth if you can’t share it with a partner who will plan out an entire matching wardrobe?

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81-year-old Japanese woman learns programming from scratch, makes cool mobile game

Programming isn’t just a young person’s game anymore.

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Hip hop trio dance to Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, teach us all that age is no barrier to anything【Vid】

They might have an average age of 59 years between them, but these ladies show they can still kick it with the young crowd in this new dance video.

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Hilariously intense kendo match shows off the psychological side of the samurai sport 【Video】

If patience is a virtue, then these two elderly kendo enthusiasts are extremely virtuous.

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Japanese grandma gets a hot mess of a cake for her 68th birthday【Video】

Because nothing says “happy birthday” better than a potential fire hazard.

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Japanese grandmother becomes hardcore Pokémon trainer, pleases doctor, worries family

You’re never too old to catch Pokémon GO fever and experience the pros and cons of history’s most popular smartphone game.

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Japanese video 18-Year-Old Grandpa has important, moving message behind its silly-sounding title

Story looks back on special relationship between much younger woman and her elderly ward.

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Elderly Japanese man keeps ATM PIN on paper in wallet, but it’s the thieves who should be worried

Clever codger shows he still has a strong memory and a sharp mind.

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Japanese family is back with more notes from its monthly meetings and shocking goals for Granny

Does your Grandma go picking fights with wild boars?

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Elderly Japanese man can’t be bothered to care about violent earthquake simulator【Video】

Hair of gray. Nerves of steel.

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This is why no one should actually be “reading” their pornography mags.

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Meet Tomoko, the 70-year-old Japanese woman who can pole dance like nobody’s business 【Video】

When it comes to years old and spicy moves, she’s got plenty of both.

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Video shows perhaps Japan’s most daring and agile senior out for a crazy, perilous stroll 【Video】

Don’t try this at home, kids (and grandkids)!

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Elderly woman’s suicide highlights mounting problems for Japan’s seniors

Just before her 100th birthday, one woman in Hyogo Prefecture sadly decides to blow out the candles for good.
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Free magazine shows us Japanese grandpas and grannies who are rocking this age thing

Walk into any supermarket or inexpensive restaurant in Japan, and you’re sure to notice the racks of free, pennysaver-like magazines for visitors to take. They really come in handy when you’re looking for new employment opportunities, new and used vehicles, or you’d like a coupon to try out a new restaurant or salon.

But this time, one free magazine in Nagano Prefecture is shaking things up by offering a stylish look into the lives of some of the older residents around the area. If you’ve ever seen those Japanese grannies rocking purple hairdos, you’ll know right away what a brilliant idea they’ve struck upon, and they’ve even put up some promotional videos on YouTube to prove it!

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Nintendo DS on the menu as Japanese prisons get creative to keep ageing prisoners’ brains active

As Japan’s penal system struggles to cope with a rising number of older inmates, a number of prisons are taking unusual steps to help inmates stay healthy in mind as well as body.

The number of prisoners in Japan aged 65 or over increased almost five-fold in the twenty years up to 2013. This ageing prison population means institutions are bringing in innovative programmes to slow the onset of dementia in inmates, from yoga to hand-held video games.

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Exclusive video! RocketNews24 interviews Tokyo’s elderly residents about their love lives! 【Video】

If you’re feeling a little jaded on romance in these days of impersonal dating apps, casual hookups and seeing who can pretend to be the most indifferent, then pull up a chair and watch this heart-warming video! RocketNews24’s intrepid team of reporters hit the streets of Sugamo, Tokyo to interview some of the shopping district’s oldest and wisest residents on matters of the heart, touching on topics such as money vs looks, where to find hot guys in Tokyo, and why you’re never too old to fall in love.

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