(Tidbit) NO senior discounts in Japan because ...

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    There are so many old people in Japan (which also has one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world ) that companies would go out of business if they offered discounts to people over 65 years of age, I have just read.

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    Some more delicious trivia about the treatment of old people in Japan:

    * At major crosswalks, there is a special button that people can push if they want the signal to give them extra time to cross the street.

    * At many places, there are defibrillator machines that are available in case of an emergency.

    * In buildings with a bank of elevators, one elevator is often reserved for the disabled.

    * Older drivers place a distinctive patch on the front and back fenders of their automobiles in order to warn other drivers!



    Source: The June, 2018, print edition of the AARP Bulletin.
     
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