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. ***** 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.