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[Tokyo, September 21. Image via Getty]

Elderly people work out with wooden dumb-bells in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo on September 21, 2009 to celebrate Japan's Respect-for-the-Aged-Day. The number of elderly people in Japan has hit a record high this year, with one in every four women aged 65 or older. The ratio of elderly people among women came to 25.4 percent, topping 25 percent for the first time, while the ratio for men was 19.9 percent. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

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stacyinbean

So I can't find the statistic I heard the other day but it was about how some HUGE portion of the Japanese population will be dying in the next 25 years. I've always known that they had a lot of older people, but had no idea it was sooooo many. How does that happen besides people quitting having sex?