Graying Wealth

Kelly, Tim
May 2008
Forbes Asia;5/19/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 9, p37
The article presents information about Japan's aging population. Japan is at the tipping point of a population decline. The country is aging much faster than other mature nations in western Europe or the U.S. Its population will shrink by 10 million, or 8.5%, in the next two decades. Fewer births and prolonged life expectancy also mean older citizens. By 2030 one-third will be over age 65. Its 10 richest have an average age of 64. Its richest citizen, Hiroshi Yamauchi, is 80 years old.


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