Some ol­dies

Vocable (Anglais) - - Le Tour Du Monde En V.o. -

New da­ta sug­gests Ja­pan has bro­ken its own re­cord for most cen­te­na­rians by po­pu­la­tion for the 46th straight year. There are now more than 65,000 people in Ja­pan who've li­ved 100 years or more. Eve­ry year there is a pu­blic ho­li­day - Res­pect for the Aged Day - when new mem­bers of the 100-plus club re­ceive a fan­cy sil­ver sake dish. But ha­ving so ma­ny people live that long is ac­tual­ly be­co­ming a bur­den on the na­tion's eco­no­my. Since 2014, the dish alone has cost the coun­try over $2 mil­lion. No sur­prise that in 2016 the go­vern­ment de­ci­ded to change its tra­di­tio­nal pure-sil­ver dish for a chea­per, sil­ver-pla­ted one.

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