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The Peculiar Response Japanese Centenarians Give When You Ask Them What They Eat

How to eat for a long and happy life

A watercolor illustration of an elderly couple.
Illustrations: Kaki Okumura

I was recently reminded of Japan’s high longevity rate when I came across a headline in The Japan Times: “Centenarians top 80,000 for first time.” According to information released by Japan’s health ministry in July, Japan’s average life expectancy was 87.45 for women…

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