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The population time bomb that is Japan continues to explode. The number of people aged 80 or older topped 10 million for the first time, according to a recent government estimate.
The number jumped 380,000 from the same period in 2015. The total is now 10.02 million people, or 7.9% of the total population of Japan.
The number of people 65 or older is now 33.84 million, which is 26.7% of the country.
Source: Jiji Press
The number of refugees granted asylum in Japan in 2014: 11
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun
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