Images of Japan's Elderly in Chiba

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Hiroko Akiyama, professor at the Institute of Gerontology at the... News PhotoAging Process,Asia,Chiba City,Chiba Prefecture,East Asia,Economy,Environment,Horizontal,Japan,Kashiwa City,Media Day,Professor,Retirement,Senior Adult,Talking,University of TokyoPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergHiroko Akiyama, professor at the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Tokyo, speaks during a media tour of the aged community in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Japan ages faster than any other developed society, with 23 percent of the population 65 or older, according to government figures. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images