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20080212

2/2. Why So Old?: What are the genetic, dietary and cultural reasons that Japanese people live so long, and what could we learn from the oldest nation on earth?

20080213

2/2. Why So Old?: What are the genetic, dietary and cultural reasons that Japanese people live so long, and what could we learn from the oldest nation on earth?

01The Village That Got Too Old20080106

New Japan is the oldest, and fastest ageing society in the world.

David Stenhouse visits the hamlet of Ogama in Monzen province, a village that took an extraordinary decision about its future when its population got too old.

02Why So Old?20080113

What are the genetic, dietary and cultural reasons that Japanese people live so long, and what could we learn from the oldest nation on earth?