During the past 25 years, residents of Japan still ranks in terms of single life expectancy. A recent report shows, female life expectancy in Japan rose to 86.5 year’s and 79.5 years for males. There was an increase of about five months compared to the previous year’s data.
Statistics, in 2009, were issued by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan. However, the life expectancy of Japanese men this year, down from fourth to fifth.
When comparing life expectancy between residents of developed and developing countries or poor, would seem a real difference. Population in developed countries have a longer age than with developing countries.
After Japan, women in Hong Kong ranks second with life expectancy 86.1 years, followed by France and Switzerland, 84.5 years 84.4 years. From the group of men, the top occupied by Qatar that is 81 years, 79.8 years ago Hong Kong, and Switzerland in third place there and Iceland at 79.7 years.
The question is, why are there differences in life between the developed and developing countries? If the view in Japan, one of the reasons why the longevity of its citizens is the rapid advancement of medical treatment, especially for diseases cause death, such as cancer, stroke, and heart. In addition, the Japanese diet is famous and a healthy lifestyle.
Longevity is a good thing, but in a country with little birthrate and declining population, the number of elderly population means an imbalance in the population.
Japan today also face various problems with the aging population such as increasing the number of cases of elderly suicide, violence, alcohol abuse and the elderly because of low incomes and occupational status uncertain.