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A Profile of Older Japanese 2011


86.8%13.2%5,86938,58013.2%86.8%Labour and Welfare, 2010Matsui YamazakiBorn in 1905 (Tokyo)After spending 5 years of apprenticeship, she married into a family running a general storethat sold beans and dried foodstuff at the age of 23.Because there were not many houses around and few people passed by the store, thedaily sales amounted only 10 to 20 yen even though they kept working from 7 AM to 10PM everyday except for one day off per month. Having no gas and water, she had to lightcharcoal at charcoal stove in order to cook rice everyday. The life was not easy.She is very good at abacus that she learned from her father in law and she has noproblem in giving the right change by mental arithmetic.Even today, she works as the draw of the store every day to avoid becoming senile.Since so many people greet her she never gets bored.A Profile of Older Japanese 2011

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