40% of companies in Japan hired someone over 70 last year

Japan has raised its retirement age to 65 and is encouraging older workers to stay in the workforce.

Japan has raised its retirement age to 65 and is encouraging older workers to stay in the workforce. Image: Unsplash/Beth MacDonald

Ananya Bhattacharya
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Figures covering from March through August 2011 are missing due to the damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Figures covering March-August 2011 are missing due to the Great East Japan earthquake. Image: Quartz | qz.com Data: Statistical Bureau of Japan

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