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In Japan, Turning 100 Is Celebrated With a Commemorative Silver Sake Cup, Courtesy of the Government

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While in the U.S., anti-aging creams, treatments, and procedures continue to proliferate, Japan honors the process of getting older. According to the World Health Organization, the nation has one of the longest life expectancies in the world - coming just behind Hong Kong with an average of 84.67 years , and many people living well beyond that. A life lived that long is something to be celebrated, which is the exact sentiment behind Japan's Respect for the Aged Day.
Celebrated annually on the third Monday of September and recognized as a federal holiday, Respect for the Aged Day gives...
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