Yasutaro Koide dies at 112

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by T Coma, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. T Coma macrumors 6502

    T Coma

    Dec 3, 2015
    People's Republic of Chicago
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    and they say only the good die young...

    Gomeifuku wo inorimasu Yasutaro Koide.
  3. vkd macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2012
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Holy smokes, talk about a good run! 112! :eek::eek::eek:

  5. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    I feel like a lot of these people who've lived this long are Japanese; what is it about Japan that allows this kind of longevity?
  6. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    Similar ages can be found elsewhere. Sadly, we don't get to hear much about them. This includes one woman from a slovik nation that was about the same age and said she smoked, had coffee and yogurt every day.
  7. MechaSpanky macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2007

    I've lived in Japan for almost 10 years and I am always amazed at the number of healthy, active people here who are in their 70's and 80's and sometimes 90's. One of the reasons that Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world is their diet. A traditional Japanese diet is healthy and portion sizes are typically small. As well, living in Japan forces you to walk more than you would for example in America, even if you have a car. I also think a lot of it is cultural. People here typically live with their family and so you will see several generations living in one house. The older generation will normally work around the house or do things to help the household (like doing laundry, washing the dishes, cooking, babysitting, etc). Also in their free time, many old timers have lots of hobbies like playing the game of go, playing Japanese chess, or they do something artist to keep their minds active (like Japanese calligraphy or flower arranging). I have a Japanese friend who is 85 and he goes to the gym everyday and does aerobics. Simply amazing. From my experience retired people here are more active both physically and mentally than people are in America (sorry I only have experience with America and so I can't compare with Europe or other places).

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