Japan’s doctors propose raising ‘outdated’ retirement age to 75

Japan's doctors propose raising 'outdated' retirement age to 75

Doctors have come up with a novel idea to help Japan keep pace with its rapidly ageing population: raising the definition of senior citizen to those aged 75 years and older. A leading campaigner said the commonly accepted 65-year threshold is “terribly outdated” and needs to be lifted to take account of longer life expectancy and changing social attitudes to ageing.

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