English Lessons at 85 Help Seniors Hold Down Japan Unemployment

English Lessons at 85 Help Seniors Hold Down Japan Unemployment

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Women walk through a shopping district in Tokyo. Spending by consumers over the age of 60 amounted to 101.2 trillion yen in 2011, a 26.5 percent surge since 2002, according to data compiled by Dai-Ichi Life Research Institute in Tokyo.