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Japan has so many people turning 100, it can't afford to give them all gifts

Published on 26th Aug 2015

Published on 26th August 2015

Since 1963, Japan has been gifting its new centenarians with a silver sakazuki, a saucer-like dish, to honor them. But when the tradition started, Japan had only 153 centenarians in total. Fast forward to today when there are more than 58,000, and the government can no longer keep up with the tradition. 

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