5/29/2013 – Japan’s longevity secret: Social ties

Japan is, by some measures, the world’s oldest country: Japanese women who reach age 65 can expect to live an additional 23 years, while men are likely to live another 18. But the country’s famously healthy dietary habits aren’t the only factor driving the nation’s longevity. In a recent story on the PBS web site Next Avenue, Dawn Carr, a research associate at the Stanford Center on Longevity, focuses on the Japanese concept of “ikigai.”

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