Figures from Japan’s Well being, Labor and Welfare Ministry present the variety of centenarians went above 80,000 for the primary time this yr — the 50th consecutive annual improve and the largest rise so far.There have been 80,450 individuals aged 100 and over as of Tuesday — 9,176 greater than final yr — which equates to 1 in each 1,565 individuals. The numbers present that ladies in Japan are way more seemingly than males to stay for a century or extra, making up 88% of all centenarians. Japan has a quickly ageing inhabitants and common life expectancy throughout the nation can also be at a document excessive.On common, girls are anticipated to stay to 87.45 years and males are anticipated to stay to 81.41, authorities figures launched in July confirmed.Japan started documenting the variety of centenarians in 1963. On the time there have been solely 153 individuals aged 100 or over within the nation. However 1988, that had ballooned to 10,000.Secret to longevityJapan’s oldest particular person, 117-year-old Kane Tanaka from Fukuoka, was confirmed because the world’s oldest particular person by Guinness World Data final yr. She was born in 1903 — the yr aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright made historical past by efficiently finishing the world’s first powered flight.She now lives in a nursing residence, the place she often wakes at 6 a.m, and enjoys taking part in the strategic board sport Othello.Tanaka has stated that consuming good meals and training math are her secrets and techniques for an extended life.