HOW OLD IS THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF JAPANESE?

Hi,guys.Today I’ll share you with the recent average lifespan in Japan.

①IS JAPANESE ALIVE LONGER THAN OVERSEAS PEOPLE?
According to the survey from Ministry of Health,Labour and Welfare in Japan.The average lifespan for male at 2017 was 81.3 years and that of female was 87.32.The combined average lifespan of both for 84.3 years old is the third in the world.The top country is Hong Kong for 84.7 years old,The second highest is Switzerland 83.4 years old.The expectancy rates raised significantly in Japan from the 30’s to the 60’s and keeps this high rate hold until now. As a Japanese traditional staple food,we have been eating “FISH” and “NATTO”.Some experts say those foods contribute to Japanese long lifespan. Surprisingly,we Japanese were only 47 years old for males and 46.3 for females in 1935.It is said,however the expectancy rates may decrease in the near future due to the altering diets of young generation,which contains more fat,chemical stuff,salt.So my folks usually force me to eat traditional Japanese food like Natto,Grilled fish,Veggies,everytime I go back to their house.

②WHAT IS THE MAIN CAUSE OF DEATH IN JAPAN?
The main cause of death in Japan is Cancer these days,that accounts for approximately 30% of all deaths.This is followed by heart disease,which is for 15%,pneumonia and cerebral vessel diseases like stroke,each of which account for 10% of all deaths.Though all three of them used to be called adult diseases,now they are called “Lifestyle diseases”,because they’re caused by habits such as smoking,drinking or working too much.The most frequent types of cancer for Japanese are lung cancer for men and colorectal cancer for women. Unfortunately,my Grandfather has died of the lung cancer 25 years ago and some medical experts say that Cancer is inherited to offspring,that makes me keep healthy life style.

③HOW MANY MEDICAL DOCTORS AND FACILITIES IN JAPAN?
There was doctor shortage until 70’s,but the total number of medical doctors in Japan 2016 is 319,480 and it is said 252 doctors per 100,000 people,that is considered more than enough.When it comes to medical facilities,there are approximate 180,000 with about 2.0 million beds. Although I can not say that these numbers are sufficient or not, if Japan try to accept more immigrants or oversea people for labor power from now on,it may need even more.

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2 Replies to “HOW OLD IS THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF JAPANESE?”

  1. Thank you for your comment Sheila:)
    People say eating Natto is one of the reasons for long lifespan

  2. Smoking, drinking, and working too much (especially if the work causes stress, I would say), are all reasons, as you said, for contributing to ill health no matter where one lives. Now, what about sake? Maybe it is good for a person? I love it, so, I hope so! ❤️

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